In Press

Hobbis, Geoffrey and Stephanie Ketterer Hobbis. “Beyond Platform Capitalism: Critical Perspectives on Facebook Markets from Melanesia.” Media, Culture & Society


OA Hobbis, Geoffrey and Stephanie Ketterer Hobbis. 2021. “An Ethnography of Deletion: Materializing Transience in Solomon Islands Digital Cultures.” In Storing and Sharing: Everyday Relationships with Digital Material, edited by Heather Horst, Jolynna Sinanan and Larissa Hjorth [Special Issue], New Media & Society 23(4): 750-765.

OA Hobbis, Stephanie Ketterer and Geoffrey Hobbis. 2021. “Leadership in Absentia: Negotiating Distance in Centralized Solomon Islands.” Oceania 91(1):47-63.


Hobbis, Geoffrey. 2020. The Digitizing Family: An Ethnography of Melanesian Smartphones. London: Palgrave.

OA Hobbis, Stephanie Ketterer and Geoffrey Hobbis. 2020. “Non-/Human Infrastructures and Digital Gifts: The Cables, Waves and Brokers of Solomon Islands Internet.” Ethnos (online first).


Hobbis, Geoffrey. 2019. “New Media, New Melanesia?” In Erich Hirsch and William Rollason (eds.), The Melanesian World (Routledge World Series), pp.546-560. London: Routledge.


OA Hobbis, Geoffrey. 2018. “Cowboys and Aliens: Body Techniques and Audience Reception in Malaita, Solomon Islands.” Visual Anthropology 31(3): 292-306.

Hobbis, Geoffrey. 2018. “The Anthropological Cell Phone,” Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition, Fourth Canadian Edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.


OA Hobbis, Geoffrey. 2017. “The MicroSDs of Solomon Islands: An Offline Remittance Economy of Digital Multi-Media” In Mobile Digital Practices: Situating People, Things and Data [Thematic Issue]. Digital Culture & Society 3(2): 21-40.

OA Hobbis, Geoffrey. 2017. “The Shifting Moralities of Mobile Phones in Lau Communicative Ecologies (Solomon Islands).” In Reimagining Oceania through Critical Junctures, edited by Philipp Schorch and Arno Pascht [Special Issue]. Oceania 87(2): 173-187.

OA Hobbis, Stephanie Ketterer and Geoffrey Hobbis. 2017. “Voter Integrity, Trust and the Promise of Digital Technologies: Biometric Voter Registration in Solomon Islands.” Anthropological Forum 27(2): 114-134.

OA Hobbis, Geoffrey and Stephanie Hobbis. 2017. “Auki.” In Clive Moore and Simeon Bouro (ed.), Solomon Islands in Pictures. Honiara: Solomon Islands Government and Solomon Islands National University.

OA Hobbis, Geoffrey. 2017. A Technographic Anthropology of Mobile Phone Adoption in the Lau Lagoon, Malaita, Solomon Islands. PhD Thesis, EHESS and Concordia University.


OA Hobbis, Geoffrey and Stephanie Hobbis. 2015. “Lau” (Chapter 5: Economic Development and Political Tension, 1990s to 2010s). In Ben Burt (ed.), Malaita: A Pictorial History from Solomon Islands. London: British Museum Press,

Hobbis, Geoffrey. 2015. Review of Ben Burt and Lissant Bolton, eds. “The Things We Value: Culture and History in Solomon Islands.” Social Anthropology/ Anthropologie Sociale 23(3):383-384.


Hobbis, Geoffrey and Stephanie Hobbis. 2013. “Mon Dieu, Bourdieu: The Magic of the Academy and its Ancestor Cults.” Anthropologica 55(2):441-453.


Hobbis, Geoffrey. 2012. Review of Nicholas A. Bainton, “The Lihir Destiny: Cultural Responses to Mining in Melanesia.” Pacific Affairs 85(3):352-353.