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Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Elfriede Hermann (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book sheds new light on processes of cultural transformation at work in Oceania and analyzes them as products of interrelationships between culturally created meanings and specific contexts. It ... More


Introduction: Engaging with Interactions: Traditions as Context-Bound Articulations

Elfriede Hermann

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to demonstrate how social and structural interactions in Oceania yield articulations of cultural traditions and their meanings. The ... More


Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Jeffrey Carroll, Brandy Nalani McDougall, and Georganne Nordstrom (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838959
eISBN:
9780824869496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book is the first to navigate the interconnections between the rhetorics and aesthetics of the Pacific. Like the bright and multifaceted constellation for which it is named, the book showcases a ... More


‘Ike Pāpale: Lau Hala in Hawaiian Cultural Heritage

Marsha MacDowell, C. Kurt Dewhurst, and Marques Hanalei Marzan

in Ike Ulana Lau Hala: The Vitality and Vibrancy of Lau Hala Weaving Traditions in Hawaii

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840938
eISBN:
9780824868482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840938.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Hula, poi, aloha shirts, surfboards, and lūʻau are some of the contemporary symbols of Hawaiʻi's local culture known around the world. Lau hala is less known outside of Hawaiʻi, but among many Native ... More


Introduction

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

in Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter emphasizes the importance of studying cross-media adaptations in Chinese literature and cinema. It posits two reasons for the scarcity of such comparative studies, noting ... More


Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: A Historical Geography

Andrew Warren and Chris Gibson

in Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawaii, California, and Australia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838287
eISBN:
9780824869632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838287.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on surfing places and the surfboard-making scenes that evolved there. More specifically, it provides a historical backdrop of surfing in Hawaiʻi, Southern California, and east ... More


The Trouble with Trousers: Gossip, Kastom, and Sexual Culture in Vanuatu

Maggie Cummings

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter argues that, in Vanuatu, the “particular terror” elicited by the AIDS epidemic is that social change, especially as informed by foreign influence and “modernization,” threatens to erode ... More


Epilogue

Robert Ford Campany

in Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833336
eISBN:
9780824870218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833336.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter explains how individuals became transcendents not solely by their own efforts but by those of many other people as well. They came to be recognized as transcendents in the ... More


Keiki o ka ‘Āina: “Child of the Land” (O‘ahu, 1950–1963)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter features some anecdotes on key childhood events that have shaped the author's experiences in growing up in Hawai‘i. These experiences range from the peaceful—such as living within the ... More


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