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In 1848 Presbyterian missionaries John and Charlotte Geddie travelled 20,000 miles to Aneityum, an island in the New Hebrides archipelago (now Vanuatu), in the southwest Pacific, where they established the first "successful" Christian mission in island Melanesia. Through evangelical desire, expert k...
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This thesis brings together the study of islands, anthropology, and postcolonialism; it discusses (1) how global assemblages, such as colonial interactions and neoliberal economies influence individual well-being and local health care ontologies as practice on islands, and (2) the space and place of...
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This paper explores the measures known as 'Operation Restore Public Hope,' which were authorized during the State of Emergency in January 1998 in Port Vila, Vanuatu, after rioting and looting erupted over the alleged government mismanagement of the mandatory workers' savings fund. The excessive poli...
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Research on Pacific Islands has revealed the pivotal involvement of women in all aspects of fisheries, from harvesting through processing to marketing. Women are not 'just gleaning'; they are making essential contributions to local food security and in many cases, also enabling the commercial fishin...
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Despite concerns over the past decade regarding the decline of Pacific inshore fisheries and the lack of attention to the fishing activities of women in the region, data on both topics remains rare or superficial. Research is often directed towards those fisheries which earn foreign currency and pro...
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In recent decades there has been significant pressure on rural Vanuatu to join the cash economy. Communal sharing of resources has shifted to individual harvesting of marine resources for commercial gain, affecting gender roles, technologies used and fish stocks. The history of change in subsistence...
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