Open Access Austronesians

The Comparative Austronesian Project at the Australian National Universe has released “a whole series of its books”: online as open access resources at the “ANU’s cutting-edge Epress”: Those of you up to your neck in All Things Austronesian know that there are viewpoints on Austronesia other than those of “Peter Bellwood”:, one of the main people involved in the project. That said, it is hard to turn down volumes edited by people like Bellwood, James Fox, and Cliff Sather. My favorite, “Sharing The Earth, Dividing The Land”: is particularly relevant for my own work on indigenous land tenure and features artices on the concepty of -honua- fonua in Tonga and a piece by Mark “Chaos Theory”: Mosko on Mekeo.


Alex Golub is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His book Leviathans at The Gold Mine has been published by Duke University Press. You can contact him at