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Volume 96 March 1987 Number 1

  • Review Editor RICHARD MOYLE
  • Editorial Assistant LIONEL CROTHERS

Published quarterly by the Polynesian Society (Inc.), Auckland, New Zealand

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Published in New Zealand by The Polynesian Society (Inc.)

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  • Notes and News 5
  • JANET DAVIDSON. The Paa Maaori Revisited 7
  • STEVEN WEBSTER. Structuralist Historicism and the History of Structuralism: Sahlins, the Hansons' Counterpoint in Maori Culture, and Postmodernist Ethnographic Form 27
  • CHRISTINE WARD GAILEY. State, Class and Conversion in Commodity Production: Gender and Changing Value in the Tongan Islands 67
    Shorter Communications
  • GEORGIA LEE AND WILLIAM LILLER. Easter Island's “Sun Stones”: A Critique 81
  • THERESA BONHOMME AND JOHN CRAIB. Radiocarbon Dates from Unai Bapot, Saipan — Implications for the Prehistory of the Mariana Islands 95
  • TIM BAYLISS-SMITH. Tattooing on Ontong Java, Solomon Islands 107
  • Acson, Veneeta Z. and Richard L. Leed (eds).: For Gordon H. Fairbanks. RAY HARLOW 111
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  • Bellwood, Peter: Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago. DONN BAYARD 114
  • Brindley, Marianne: The Symbolic Role of Women in Trobriand Gardening. ANNETTE B. WEINER 118
  • Campbell, Andrew R. T.: Social Relations in Ancient Tongareva DONALD RUTHVEN LAWRIE 120
  • Cuzent, Gilbert: Archipel de Tahiti — Recherches sur les Principales Production Végétales. JOHN DAWSON and NANCY J. POLLOCK 121
  • Halapua, Sitiveni: Fishermen of Tonga: Their Means of Survival. GARTH ROGERS 123
  • Kassler, Jamie C. and Jill Stubington (eds): Problems and Solutions: Occasional Essays in Musicology Presented to Alice M. Moyle. PETER CROWE 125
  • Kirch, Patrick Vinton: Feathered Gods and Fishhooks: An Introduction to Hawaiian Archaeology and Prehistory. PAUL L. CLEGHORN 130
  • Lichtenberk, Frantisek: A Grammar of Manam. MALCOLM ROSS 134
  • Miller, Char (ed.): Missions and Missionaries in the Pacific. JOHN GARRETT 136
  • Parsons, Claire D. F. (ed.): Healing Practices in the South Pacific. LUCILE F. NEWMAN 137
  • Pearson, Bill: Rifled Sanctuaries. ALBERT WENDT 140
  • Pritchard, Mary J.: Siapo, Bark Cloth Art of Samoa. SHARI COLE 145
  • Williams, R. Maslyn and Barrie Macdonald: The Phosphateers: A History of the British Phosphate Commissioners and the Christmas Island Phosphate Commission. ERIC BAILEY 146
  • Publications Received 151
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Contributors of Articles in this Issue

Janet Davidson is Honorary Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Otago. She was awarded her M.A. with 1st class honours in Anthropology from the University of Auckland, and has recently received her D.Sc. from the University of Otago. Formerly E. E. Vaile Archaeologist at Auckland Institute and Museum, Dr. Davidson was deeply involved in the study of paa through both excavations and site surveys. She has published extensively on the prehistory of New Zealand and tropical Polynesia.

Steven S. Webster is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1972. His field work has been carried out in Peru and Mexico and, since 1972, in New Zealand. His research interests are the social history of Maori land legislation, the history of anthropological theory and ethnographic writing form, with particular regard to ethnographies on the Maori. Other essays related to the article appearing here have been published in Dialectical Anthropology and Critique of Anthropology.

Christine Ward Gailey received her doctorate in 1981 from the New School for Social Research, New York. Currently Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northeastern University, Boston, she is the author of a number of articles on precapitalist class and state formation. Her book, Kinship to Kingship: Gender Hierarchy and State Formation in the Tongan Islands, is being published by University of Texas Press. Gailey's current research, involving field work in Tonga, centres on the impact of capitalist markets on gender relations, particularly women's products and authority.

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