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“We Can Laugh at Ourselves”: Hawai'i Ethnic Humor, Local Identity, and the Myth of Multiculturalism

Roderick N. Labrador

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the intersection of language, humor, and representation in the linguistic practices of Hawai'i comedians. In these comedy performances Mock Filipino is often employed to ... More


Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

John W. Troutman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Since the nineteenth century, the distinct tones of kika kila, the Hawaiian steel guitar, have defined the island sound. Here historian and steel guitarist John W. Troutman offers the instrument's ... More


Hawaii's Scenic Roads: Paving the Way for Tourism in the Islands

Dawn E. Duensing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839284
eISBN:
9780824868239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839284.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The evolution of Hawaiʻi’s road system from 1840 until 1941 demonstrates how roads were built to promote western economic development, primarily agriculture, and by the 1880s, tourism. Despite ... More


Hawaii at the Crossroads of the U.S. and Japan before the Pacific War

Jon Thares Davidann (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832254
eISBN:
9780824869267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832254.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tells the story of Hawai‘i's role in the emergence of Japanese cultural and political internationalism during the interwar period. Following World War I, Japan became an important global ... More


From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawaii's Premier Crop

C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840006
eISBN:
9780824868635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840006.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Sugarcane arrived in Hawai‘i with the Polynesian settlers, and sugar grew into an important industry in the mid-1800s. By the early twentieth century Hawai‘i had become a world leader in sugarcane ... More


In Search of Rain: Water, Hope, and the Everyday

Teresa Shewry

in Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691579
eISBN:
9781452952390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how writers from Hawai‘i associate hope with water. In Hawai‘i from the late nineteenth century onward, the agricultural industry diverted water from rivers and other sources to ... More


Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Y. Okamura (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This is a groundbreaking collection that examines the roles of Asians as settlers in Hawai‘i. The book reexamines the past and present roles that Asians have played in the U.S. colony of Hawai‘i. It ... More


Ha'ena: Through the Eyes of the Ancestors

Carlos Andrade

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831196
eISBN:
9780824868826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831196.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Hā'ena is a land steeped in antiquity yet vibrantly beautiful today as any fantasy of a tropical paradise. He 'aina momona, a rich and fertile land linked to the sea and the rising and setting sun, ... More


Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii

Isaiah Helekunihi Walker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834623
eISBN:
9780824871703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834623.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Surfing has been a significant sport and cultural practice in Hawai'i for more than 1,500 years. In the last century, facing increased marginalization on land, many Native Hawaiians have found ... More


Sea of Opportunity: The Japanese Pioneers of the Fishing Industry in Hawaii

Manako Ogawa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839611
eISBN:
9780824869595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839611.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book provides new insights into Japanese lives in Hawai‘i by offering an alternative chronological history unique to fishing communities. In Japan, fishermen and their families constantly ... More


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