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The Resource Ancestry of experience : a journey into Hawaiian ways of knowing, Leilani Holmes

Ancestry of experience : a journey into Hawaiian ways of knowing, Leilani Holmes

Label
Ancestry of experience : a journey into Hawaiian ways of knowing
Title
Ancestry of experience
Title remainder
a journey into Hawaiian ways of knowing
Statement of responsibility
Leilani Holmes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
LGG
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1952-
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Holmes, Leilani
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Intersections
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  • Holmes, Leilani
  • Holmes, Leilani
  • Hawaii
  • Oral tradition
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Civilization
  • Oral tradition
  • Hawaii
Label
Ancestry of experience : a journey into Hawaiian ways of knowing, Leilani Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Dig Up Our Voices Kalo and Her 'Ohana
  • 4. We Will Manifest Aunty Limu and Aunty Lau
  • 5. Place of Confluence Tūtū 'Ōhi'a and the Kā'ai
  • 6. The Ancestry of Experience: Ha'ina the Experience of Ancestry: Kaona
  • Conclusion Bones and Voices
  • Appendix A Cast of Characters
  • Appendix B A Hula for Aunty Mena
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Photos
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Searching Through Texts Texting Memory
  • 2. Viewfinders View from Outside
Control code
ocn830023836
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824831295
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rkj6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023836
Label
Ancestry of experience : a journey into Hawaiian ways of knowing, Leilani Holmes
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Dig Up Our Voices Kalo and Her 'Ohana
  • 4. We Will Manifest Aunty Limu and Aunty Lau
  • 5. Place of Confluence Tūtū 'Ōhi'a and the Kā'ai
  • 6. The Ancestry of Experience: Ha'ina the Experience of Ancestry: Kaona
  • Conclusion Bones and Voices
  • Appendix A Cast of Characters
  • Appendix B A Hula for Aunty Mena
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Photos
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Searching Through Texts Texting Memory
  • 2. Viewfinders View from Outside
Control code
ocn830023836
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824831295
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rkj6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023836

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