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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


Beyond Ethnicity: New Politics of Race in Hawai'i

Camilla Fojas, Rudy P. Guevarra, and Nitasha Tamar Sharma (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824869885
eISBN:
9780824877859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869885.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

From the perspective of the U.S. continent, Hawai‘i is a land of aloha that enjoys all manner of peace and harmony, particularly among the races and for peoples of mixed heritage. It is a tourist ... 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


Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History

John P. Rosa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828257
eISBN:
9780824868468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828257.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The Massie–Kahahawai case of 1931–1932 shook the Territory of Hawai’i to its very core. Thalia Massie, a young Navy wife, alleged that she had been kidnapped and raped by “some Hawaiian boys” in ... More


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

Patrick Vinton Kirch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In this memoir, the author relates his many adventures while doing fieldwork on remote islands. At the age of thirteen, the author was accepted as a summer intern by the eccentric Bishop Museum ... More


Writing place – the politics of locality: Hawai'i One Summer (1987/1998)

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Published in the wake of her first literary success, but reissued in 1988, Hawai'i One Summer reminds us of Kingston's strong attachment to place: here the Hawai'i of her early married years, where ... More


The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration

David A. Chang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816699414
eISBN:
9781452954417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

What if we were to understand indigenous people as the active agents of global exploration, rather than the passive objects of that exploration? What could such a new perspective on the project of ... More


From Chiefdom to Archaic State: Hawai̒i in Comparative and Historical Context

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267251
eISBN:
9780520947849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267251.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The thesis of this book is that Hawai'i consisted of three to four competing archaic states, each headed by a divine king. Hawai'i offers a “model system” for how differences in rank originally ... More


Kahikinui, “Great Tahiti” (Kahikinui, Maui, 1995–2000)

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/9780824853457.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes a re-engagement with Hawaiian archaeology through research efforts in Kahikinui, one of the twelve ancient districts (moku) of Maui. Some might have thought Kahikinui an odd ... More


Epilogue

Carlos Andrade

in Ha'ena: Through the Eyes of the Ancestors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831196
eISBN:
9780824868826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831196.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Hā'ena is only one of many lands in Nā Kai 'Ewalu (the realm of the eight seas), and each has stories embedded in land, sea, sky, and the lives of the people. Songs of these places are chanted in ... More


Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Ben Finney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the summer of 1985, a mostly Hawai'ian crew set out aboard Hōkūle'a, a reconstructed ancient double canoe, to demonstrate what skeptics had steadfastly denied: that their ancestors, sailing in ... More


Landscapes

John Ryan Fischer

in Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai'i

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625126
eISBN:
9781469625140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625126.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

After the introduction of cattle to California and Hawai‘i, the establishment of the species depended on ecological resources and native responses. The second chapter examines the ecological changes ... More


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