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Displacing Natives : The Rhetorical Production of Hawai'i: The Rhetorical Production of Hawai'i - Houston Wood

Displacing Natives

The Rhetorical Production of Hawai'i: The Rhetorical Production of Hawai'i

Paperback Published: 28th January 1999
ISBN: 9780847691418
Number Of Pages: 240

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This insightful study examines the strategies used by outsiders to usurp Hawaiian lands and undermine indigenous Hawaiian culture. Drawing upon historical and contemporary examples, Houston Wood investigates the journals of Captain Cook, Hollywood films, commercialized hula, Waikiki development schemes, and the appropriation of Pele and Kilauea by haoles to explore how these diverse productions all displace Native culture. Yet, the author emphasizes the voices that have never been completely silenced and can be heard asserting themselves today through songs, chants, literature, the internet, and the Native nationalist sovereignty movement. This impassioned argument about the linkages between textual and physical displacements of Native Hawaiians will engage all readers interested in Pacific literature and postcolonial studies.

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Wood's book offers very strong critical analyses of dominant cultural productions and discursive struggles, with a central focus on the contested terrain of representation. Displacing Natives is an excellent choice for courses that focus on on US colonialism, Hawaiian Studies, literary and visual representations of indigenous peoples, and ethnic studies. In this time of 'ena makani (stormy winds) it is important to see a scholarly work that explains the enduring process by which Hawaiian indigeneity is continuously effaced in and through the dominant popular culture.--The Contemporary Pacific

List of Illustrations and Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgments and Permissionsp. xi
Orientation: Recovering Hawaiian Windsp. 1
From Conquest to Anti-Conquest
The Violent Rhetoric of Namesp. 9
Captain James Cook, Rhetoricianp. 21
The Kama 'aina Anti-Conquestp. 37
Disorientation: Unwritable Knowledgep. 53
Displacing Three Hawaiian Places
Displacing Pele: Hawai'i's Volcanoes in a Contact Zonep. 63
Echo Tourism: The Narrative of Nostalgia in Waikikip. 85
Safe Savagery: Hollywood's Hawai'ip. 103
Reorientation: New Histories, New Hopesp. 123
Polyrhetoric as Critical Traditionalism
Kaho'olawe in Polyrhetoric and Monorhetoricp. 129
Hawai'i in Cyberspacep. 151
Codap. 165
Notesp. 171
Bibliographyp. 199
Filmographyp. 213
Indexp. 215
About the Authorp. 223
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ISBN: 9780847691418
ISBN-10: 0847691411
Series: Pacific Formations: Global Relations in Asian and Pacific Perspecitves
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 28th January 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.34  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.36