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The Resource Hawaiian blood : colonialism and the politics of sovereignty and indigeneity, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui

Hawaiian blood : colonialism and the politics of sovereignty and indigeneity, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui

Label
Hawaiian blood : colonialism and the politics of sovereignty and indigeneity
Title
Hawaiian blood
Title remainder
colonialism and the politics of sovereignty and indigeneity
Statement of responsibility
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
Title variation
Colonialism and the politics of sovereignty and indigeneity
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) of 1921, the U.S. Congress defined "native Hawaiians" as those people "with at least one-half blood quantum of individuals inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778." This "blood logic" has since become an entrenched part of the legal system in Hawai'i. Hawaiian Blood is the first comprehensive history and analysis of this federal law that equates Hawaiian cultural identity with a quantifiable amount of blood. J. Kehaulani Kauanui explains how blood quantum classification emerged as a way to undermine Native Hawaiian (Kanaka Maoli) sovereignty. Within the framework of the 50-percent rule, intermarriage "dilutes" the number of state-recognized Native Hawaiians. Thus, rather than support Native claims to the Hawaiian islands, blood quantum reduces Hawaiians to a racial minority, reinforcing a system of white racial privilege bound to property ownership
  • Kauanui provides an impassioned assessment of how the arbitrary correlation of ancestry and race imposed by the U.S. government on the indigenous people of Hawai'i has had far-reaching legal and cultural effects. With the HHCA, the federal government explicitly limited the number of Hawaiians included in land provisions, and it recast Hawaiians' land claims in terms of colonial welfare rather than collective entitlement. Moreover, the exclusionary logic of blood quantum has profoundly affected cultural definitions of indigeneity by undermining more inclusive Kanaka Maoli notions of kinship and belonging. Kauanui also addresses the ongoing significance of the 50-percent rule: Its criteria underlie recent court decisions that have subverted the Hawaiian sovereignty movement and brought to the fore charged questions about who counts as Hawaiian
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DLC
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1968-
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Kauanui, J. Kēhaulani
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KFH454
LC item number
.K38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Narrating native histories
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  • Homestead law
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Land tenure
Label
Hawaiian blood : colonialism and the politics of sovereignty and indigeneity, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : got blood?
  • Racialized beneficiaries and genealogical descendants
  • "Can you wonder that the Hawaiians did not get more?" : historical context for the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
  • Under the guise of Hawaiian rehabilitation
  • The
  • virile, prolific, and enterprising : part-Hawaiians and the problem with rehabilitation
  • Limiting Hawaiians, limiting the bill : rehabilitation recoded
  • Sovereignty struggles and the legacy of the 50-percent rule
Control code
226361810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780822340584
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226361810
Label
Hawaiian blood : colonialism and the politics of sovereignty and indigeneity, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : got blood?
  • Racialized beneficiaries and genealogical descendants
  • "Can you wonder that the Hawaiians did not get more?" : historical context for the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
  • Under the guise of Hawaiian rehabilitation
  • The
  • virile, prolific, and enterprising : part-Hawaiians and the problem with rehabilitation
  • Limiting Hawaiians, limiting the bill : rehabilitation recoded
  • Sovereignty struggles and the legacy of the 50-percent rule
Control code
226361810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780822340584
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226361810

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