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The Resource Big happiness : the life and death of a modern Hawaiian warrior, Mark Panek

Big happiness : the life and death of a modern Hawaiian warrior, Mark Panek

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Big happiness : the life and death of a modern Hawaiian warrior
Title
Big happiness
Title remainder
the life and death of a modern Hawaiian warrior
Statement of responsibility
Mark Panek
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Big Happiness is extremely important to our community. Mark Panek's biography of Percy Kipapa speaks to the consequences of the destruction of Hawai'i's rural neighborhoods, unchecked development, the ice epidemic, the failures of government, sumo, intricate family and neighbor relationships, and more. What is most impressive is Panek's ability to weave all of these complex topics together in a seamless narrative that connects all the dots. Part mystery, part investigative journalism, part poignant Island portrait, this work contains an emotional element that binds the reader to the subjects in a dignified yet touching way, showing compassion and even affection for people while revealing their flaws and shortcomings. This book will resonate with an Island audience and with anyone interested in Hawai'i."--Victoria Kneubuhl, Hawai'i writer and playwright"This book tells of personal triumphs and failures, and also the triumphs and failures of families, communities, organizations, agencies, governments, and churches dealing with the multiple consequences of 'progress' in contemporary Hawai'i. There have been heroes and villains at all levels--frequently, the same individuals and agencies are both at the same time. The story of Percy Kipapa is especially poignant because professional sumo gave him a unique opportunity to transcend Hawai'i's culture of colonialism, racism, poverty, and drug addiction, which in the end all brought him down anyway. Mark Panek has done a masterful job of weaving these strands together."--Reverend Bob Nakata, former Hawai'i state senator"Spanning the history of Waikane and the brutality of Japan's national sport, Big Happiness is a remarkably ambitious piece that links one man's murder to the ice epidemic, land development, and political corruption in Hawai'i. Mark Panek's meticulously researched, skillfully written, heartbreaking story, filled with voices that ring true, is an indictment of an entire system that crushed a gentle giant. While other Hawai'i writers dwell in 'take me back to da kine' nostalgia, Panek tells it like it really is."--Chris McKinney, author of The Tattoo and Mililani Mauka
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Panek, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kipapa, Percy
  • Kipapa, Percy
  • Sumo
  • Wrestlers
  • Oahu (Hawaii)
  • GAMES
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • TRAVEL
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Social conditions
  • Sumo
  • Wrestlers
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
Label
Big happiness : the life and death of a modern Hawaiian warrior, Mark Panek
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A latitude 20 book."
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-313) 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
  • 5. The Minute Man
  • 6. No Weapons
  • 7. Zapped
  • 8. Gaman
  • 9. Foreign Territory
  • 10. The Ice Is Broken
  • 11. The Users
  • 12. The Trial
  • 13. Honeyboy
  • 14. The Fall
  • Frontmatter
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Sources
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • Author's Note
  • Prologue
  • 1. Homesick
  • 2. Respect
  • 3. Honor
  • 4. Invasion
Control code
ocn794925330
Extent
1 online resource (x, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824834685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824860929
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p0cb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925330
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Big happiness : the life and death of a modern Hawaiian warrior, Mark Panek
Publication
Note
"A latitude 20 book."
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-313) 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
  • 5. The Minute Man
  • 6. No Weapons
  • 7. Zapped
  • 8. Gaman
  • 9. Foreign Territory
  • 10. The Ice Is Broken
  • 11. The Users
  • 12. The Trial
  • 13. Honeyboy
  • 14. The Fall
  • Frontmatter
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Sources
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • Author's Note
  • Prologue
  • 1. Homesick
  • 2. Respect
  • 3. Honor
  • 4. Invasion
Control code
ocn794925330
Extent
1 online resource (x, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824834685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824860929
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p0cb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925330
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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