1. Returning to the Pacific, John Connell and Helen Lee 2. Engaging the World: Four Decades of Intensifying Change in Tuvalu, Anne Chambers and Keith S. Chambers 3. `Olgeta Lapun I Dai Pinis' (All the Old Men Have Died): Fractured Modernities in Siwai, Papua New Guinea, John Connell 4. Surprising Times on Tanna (Vanuatu), Lamont Lindstrom 5. Rescuing Hope and Possibility from Development on Atiu, Cook Islands?, Nick Lewis 6. Samoan Journeys: Migration, Remittances and Traditional Gift Exchange, Paul Shankman 7. An `Infinite Pause' at Dreikikir? 40 Years of Change in Rural Papua New Guinea, Bryant Allen 8. Becoming Tongan Today, Helen Lee 9. The Future of a Polynesian Chiefdom in a Globalising World: Anuta, Solomon Islands, Richard Feinberg 10. Shifting Traditions: Remaining Pollapese in Micronesia and Abroad, Juliana Flinn 11. Revisiting the Fijian Periphery: A Thirty Year Perspective on Kadavu Island, Michael Sofer 12. Power and Predictability: Constrained Social Change in Enewetak/Ujelang, Marshall Islands, Laurence Marshall Carucci
John Connell is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has written books on migration and development issues, especially concerning Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia and urbanisation in the Third World. His last book was Islands at Risk (2013). Helen Lee is Professor of Anthropology at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Since her first book, Becoming Tongan: an ethnography of childhood (1996), she has published widely on migration and transnationalism and on Tongan history and society.