Hawaii off the Beaten Path by Sean PagerTired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Hawaii Off the Beaten Path show you the Aloha State you never knew existed. Pay respect to the 700-pound crystal shivalingam and experience a daily puja (purification ritual) at Kauai's Hindu Monastery. Hike through the natural splendor of Waipio Valley to reach Hiilawe Falls. Dropping more than 1,200 feet in free fall, the waters of Hiilawe make the longest unbroken descent in Hawaii. Follow Jack London's trail on Kalae Stables' "world-famous Molokai mule ride" to Kalaupapa Peninsula. Or dine on a "plate lunch," the quintessential meal of Hilo, at Cafe 100, the city's first drive-in. So if you've "been there, done that" one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
The definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from pre-history to the present. Indexes over 1,700 journals dating back as far as 1910. Allows for searching by historical time period, a major advantage given the extensive range of its coverage.
Overview essays on American popular culture by decade from 1900s through 2000s. For each decade includes sections on Architecture and Housing; Books and Literature; Business, Advertising, and Consumer Culture; Clothing, Fashion, and Appearance; Film; Food and Drink; Music; Performing Arts and Theater; Recreation and Leisure; Sports; Technology and Media; Television and Radio; Transportation and Travel; and Visual Arts.
Indexes and abstracts periodicals dealing with environmental topics, with limited full text. Coverage varies widely by individual periodical title.
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Ancestry of Experience: a journey into Hawaiian ways of knowing by Leilani Holmes; Russell Leong (Contribution by); David K. Yoo (Contribution by)As Hawaiians continue to recover their language and culture, the voices of kupuna (elders) are heard once again in urban and rural settings, both in Hawai'i and elsewhere. How do kupuna create knowledge and "tell" history? What do they tell us about being Hawaiian? Adopted by a Midwestern couple in the 1950s as an infant, Leilani Holmes spent much of her early life in settings that offered no clues about her Hawaiian past--images of which continued to haunt her even as she completed a master's thesis on Hawaiian music and identity in southern California. Ancestry of Experience documents Holmes' quest to reclaim and understand her own origin story. Holmes writes in two different and at times incongruent voices--one describing the search for her genealogy, the other critiquing Western epistemologies she encounters along the way. In the course of her journey, she finds that Hawaiian oral tradition links identity to the land ('aina) through ancestry, while traditional, scholarly theories of knowing (particularly political economy and the discourse of the invention of tradition) textually obliterate land and ancestry. In interviews with kupuna, Holmes learns of the connectedness of spirituality and 'aina; through her study and practice of hula kahiko comes an understanding of ancient hula as a conversation between 'aina and the dancer's body that has the power to activate historical memory. Holmes' experience has special relevance for indigenous adoptees and indigenous scholars: Both are distanced from the knowledge agendas and strategies of their communities and are tasked to speak in languages ill-suited to the telling of their own stories and those of their ancestors. In addition to those with an interest in Hawaiian knowledge and culture, Ancestry of Experience will appeal to readers of memoirs of identity, academic and personal accounts of racial identity formation, and works of indigenous epistemologies. A website (www.ancestryofexperience.com) will include supplementary material.
Publication Date: 2012
Developing a Dream Destination: Tourism and Tourism Policy Planning in Hawaii by James Mak"Developing a Dream Destination is an interpretive history of tourism and tourism policy development in Hawai'i from the 1960s-to the twenty-first century. Part 1 looks at the many changes in tourism since statehood (1959) and tourism's imprint on Hawai'i. Part 2 reviews the development of public policy toward tourism, beginning with a story of the planning process that started around 1970 - a full decade before the first comprehensive State Tourism Plan was crafted and implemented, It also examines state government policies and actions taken relative to the taxation of tourism, tourism promotion, convention center development and financing, the environment, Honolulu County's efforts to improve Waikiki, and how the Neighbor Islands have coped with explosive tourism growth. Along the way, author James Mak offers interpretations of what has worked, what has not, and why. He concludes with a chapter on the lessons learned while developing a dream destination over the past half century."--Book cover
Publication Date: 2008
Ethnicity and Inequality in Hawai'i by Jonathan Y. OkamuraChallenging the dominant view of Hawai'i as a "melting pot paradise"--a place of ethnic tolerance and equality--Jonathan Okamura examines how ethnic inequality is structured and maintained in island society. He finds that ethnicity, not race or class, signifies difference for Hawaii's people and therefore structures their social relations. In Hawai'i, residents attribute greater social significance to the presumed cultural differences between ethnicities than to more obvious physical differences, such as skin color. According to Okamura, ethnicity regulates disparities in access to resources, rewards, and privileges among ethnic groups, as he demonstrates in his analysis of socioeconomic and educational inequalities in the state. He shows that socially and economically dominant ethnic groups--Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, and Whites--have stigmatized and subjugated the islands' other ethnic groups--especially Native Hawaiians, Filipino Americans, and Samoans. He demonstrates how ethnic stereotypes have been deployed against ethnic minorities and how these groups have contested their subordinate political and economic status by articulating new identities for themselves.
Publication Date: 2008
Haoles in Hawaiʻi by Judy RohrerExamines the the historical and contemporary place of haoles (white people) in Hawaii, recognizing this as a form of American whiteness specific to Hawaii, and arguing that "haole" was forged and reforged over two centuries of colonization and needs to be understood in that context.
Publication Date: 2010
Legendary Hawai'i and the Politics of Place by Cristina BacchilegaHawaiian legends figure greatly in the image of tropical paradise that has come to represent Hawai'i in popular imagination. But what are we buying into when we read these stories as texts in English-language translations? Cristina Bacchilega poses this question in her examination of the way these stories have been adapted to produce a legendary Hawai'i primarily for non-Hawaiian readers or other audiences. With an understanding of tradition that foregrounds history and change, Bacchilega examines how, following the 1898 annexation of Hawai'i by the United States, the publication of Hawaiian legends in English delegitimized indigenous narratives and traditions and at the same time constructed them as representative of Hawaiian culture. Hawaiian mo'olelo were translated in popular and scholarly English-language publications to market a new cultural product: a space constructed primarily for Euro-Americans as something simultaneously exotic and primitive and beautiful and welcoming. To analyze this representation of Hawaiian traditions, place, and genre, Bacchilega focuses on translation across languages, cultures, and media; on photography, as the technology that contributed to the visual formation of a westernized image of Hawai'i; and on tourism as determining postannexation economic and ideological machinery. In a book with interdisciplinary appeal, Bacchilega demonstrates both how the myth of legendary Hawai'i emerged and how this vision can be unmade and reimagined.
Publication Date: 2011
The painted king : art, activism, and authenticity in Hawaiʻi by Glenn Wharton"The famous statue of Kamehameha I in downtown Honolulu is one of the state's most popular landmarks. Many tourists--and residents--however, are unaware that the statue is a replica; the original, cast in Paris in the 1880s and the first statue in the Islands, stands before the old courthouse in rural Kapa`au, North Kohala, the legendary birthplace of Kamehameha I. In 1996 conservator Glenn Wharton was sent by public arts administrators to assess the statue's condition, and what he found startled him: A larger-than-life brass figure painted over in brown, black, and yellow with "white toenails and fingernails and penetrating black eyes with small white brush strokes for highlights. ... It looked more like a piece of folk art than a nineteenth-century heroic monument." The Painted King is Wharton's account of his efforts to conserve the Kohala Kamehameha statue, but it is also the story of his journey to understand the statue's meaning for the residents of Kapa`au."--Publisher description.
Restoring paradise : rethinking and rebuilding nature in Hawaiʻi by Robert J CabinWith the publication of Robert Cabin's book we now have an opportunity to better understand some of the most vexing issues confronting conservationists, with the assurance of a balanced presentation free from the off-putting rhetoric that seems to accompany most conversations on these topics. I enthusiastically recommend this book to academics, community activists and all those interested in the future of nature.-- "Biological Conservation" [Cabin] details the effort to mitigate the destruction wrought by invasive species and to restore natural habits for threatened native species. Even though such a task is daunting, Cabin's tone is hopeful and inspiring, showcasing real and heartening examples of success. . . . The book as a whole is a dynamic exploration of conservation efforts in native habitats.-- "Publishers Weekly" With the publication of Robert Cabin s book we now have an opportunity to better understand some of the most vexing issues confronting conservationists, with the assurance of a balanced presentation free from the off-putting rhetoric that seems to accompany most conversations on these topics. I enthusiastically recommend this book to academics, community activists and all those interested in the future of nature.-- "Biological Conservation"
Publication Date: 2013
Reworking Race: the making of Hawaii's interracial labor movement by Moon-Kie JungIn the middle decades of the twentieth century, Hawai'i changed rapidly from a conservative oligarchy firmly controlled by a Euro-American elite to arguably the most progressive part of the United States. Spearheading the shift, tens of thousands of sugar, pineapple, and longshore workers eagerly joined the left-led International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) and challenged their powerful employers. In this theoretically innovative study, Moon-Kie Jung explains how Filipinos, Japanese, Portuguese, and others overcame entrenched racial divisions and successfully mobilized a mass working-class movement. He overturns the unquestioned assumption that this interracial effort traded racial politics for class politics. Instead, he shows how the movement "reworked race" by developing an ideology of class that incorporated and rearticulated racial meanings and practices. Examining a wide range of sources, Jung delves into the chronically misunderstood prewar racisms and their imperial context, the "Big Five" corporations' concerted attempts to thwart unionization, the emergence of the ILWU, the role of the state, and the impact of World War II. Through its historical analysis, Reworking Race calls for a radical rethinking of interracial politics in theory and practice.
Publication Date: 2006
Staking claim : settler colonialism and racialization in Hawai'i by Judy Rohrer"Staking Claim analyzes Hawai'i at the crossroads of competing claims for identity, belonging, and political status. Judy Rohrer argues that the dual settler colonial processes of racializing native Hawaiians (erasing their indigeneity), and indigenizing non-Hawaiians, enable the staking of non-Hawaiian claims to Hawai'i"--Provided by publisher.
Publication Date: 2016
Talking Hawaii's Story: Oral Histories of an Island People by Michiko Kodama-NishimotoTalking Hawaii's Story is the first major book in over a generation to present a rich sampling of the landmark work of Hawaii's Center for Oral History. Twenty-nine extensive oral histories introduce readers to the sights and sounds of territorial Waikiki, to the feeling of community in Palama, in Kona, or on the island of Lanai, and even to the experience of a German national interned by the military government after Pearl Harbor. The result is a collection that preserves Hawaii's social and cultural history through the narratives of the people who lived it--co-workers, neighbors, family members, and friends. An Introduction by Warren Nishimoto and Michi Kodama-Nishimoto provides historical context and information about the selection and collection methods. Photos of the interview subjects accompany each oral history. For further reading, an appendix also provides information about the Center for Oral History's major projects.