Our objective at the Centre for Pacific studies is to encourage study of the region. Our emphasis is on anthropological research, broadly understood. We are interested in all things Pacific – the region's wonderful historical variation, its religions, languages, the politics of its states, cities, towns and villages, literature, art, public and domestic ritual, kinship and household organisation, law – in short every aspect of social relations to be found there.

For more information please visit the Centre for Pacific Studies home page.

Recent Submissions

  • Pacific climate cultures : living climate change in Oceania 

    Crook, Tony; Rudiak-Gould, Peter; University of St Andrews. St Andrews Sustainability Institute; University of St Andrews. Social Anthropology; University of St Andrews. Centre for Pacific Studies (De Gruyter Open, 2018-09) - Book
    Low-lying Pacific island nations are experiencing the frontline of lea-level rises and climate change - and are responding creatively and making-sense in their own vernacular terms. Pacific Climate Cultures aims to bring ...
  • Introduction : Pacific climate cultures 

    Crook, Tony; Rudiak-Gould, Peter (De Gruyter Open, 2018-09) - Book item
  • Ageing with a captive society in London: Audrey, Ron and Smokey at the Zoo 

    Reed, Adam (2017) - Journal article
    This paper considers the spatio-temporal capacity of a set of relationships as they are identified by a group of older people who are regular visitors to London Zoo. It explores the intersections between the time of ...
  • City of purposes : free life and libertarian activism in London 

    Reed, Adam Douglas Evelyn (2015-03) - Journal article
    This essay looks at the ideas and practice of right-libertarian activists in London. It focuses on the value placed on purposefulness, and on the city as the terrain for a free life. Their activism is explored through an ...
  • European development strategy in the Pacific 

    Borrevik, Camilla; Crook, Tony; Hviding, Edvard; Lind, Craig Thomas (European Union, Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union, 2014-07-29) - Report
    Development in the Pacific region is uneven, multi-layered and challenging. The European Union’s development cooperation with the Pacific is significant; in fact the EU is the second largest donor of development assistance ...

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