Paradise Remade: The Politics of Culture and History in Hawai'i

Paradise Remade: The Politics of Culture and History in Hawai'i

by Elizabeth Buck

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ISBN-13: 9781439906088
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 06/17/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Elizabeth Buck is a Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Competing Myths of Hawai'I • History and the Politics of Culture • Hawaiian Historiography

2. Thinking about Hawaiian History
Conceptualizing Structural Change: Marxist Perspectives • Language and Power: Poststructuralist Perspectives •

3. Hawai'i before Contact with the West •
The Hawaiian Social Structure • Ideological Reproduction • Chant and
Hula: At the Ideological Center • Structure and Change before Contact

4. Western Penetration and Structural Transformation
The Penetration of Capitalism • Transformation to Capitalism: The Mahele • The New Political-Economy of Sugar • Hawaiian Sovereignty at Risk

5. Transformations in Ideological Representations: Chant and Hula
Cultural Interaction in Hawai'I • The Intrusion of Western Culture • Changes in Hawaiian Chant and Hula • New Forms of Hawaiian Music • Music and Resistance

6. Transformations in Language and Power
The Movement from Orality to Literacy • The Power of Writing • The Displacement of Hawaiian by English • Discourses about Chang and Hula

7. Contending Representations of Hawaiian Culture
The Political-Economy of Hawai'i in the Twentieth Century • Hawaiian Music and the Industries of Culture • Tourism and Paradise: Appropriating Hawaiian Culture • The Politics of Culture—Hawai'i Style • Hawaiians and the Politics of Culture


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