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Inventing politics : a new political anthropology of the Hawaiian kingdom, Juri Mykkänen

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Inventing politics : a new political anthropology of the Hawaiian kingdom
Title
Inventing politics
Title remainder
a new political anthropology of the Hawaiian kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Juri Mykkänen
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Language
eng
Summary
How did early nineteenth-century foreigners understand Hawaiian chiefly politics? What kinds of cultural resources did Hawaiians themselves have to make sense of their own structures of domination and those of the West? What was the outcome in political terms of the encounter between Hawaiians and foreigners? To answer these questions, this volume takes readers on an ethnographic journey through Hawaii's early contact period. It begins by exploring the translation work done by American Protestant missionaries, who played a central role in bridging cultural differences between Hawaiians and Westerners. Evangelicalism and liberal capitalism set the stage for constructing political images of a "pagan" society, and the present work follows the subsequent evolution and transformation of these images. Inventing Politics is a theoretical statement of a new kind of political anthropology. Through an extensive use of primary sources, including many contemporary Hawaiian-language newspapers and dictionaries, it argues that what informs our current understanding of politics was already present in the early nineteenth-century encounters between Hawaiians and foreigners--a reading that translates seemingly apolitical events into the language of politics and speaks to the fundamental question of whether politics is a functional aspect of every society or an invention based on specific cultural meanings and interests
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digitized
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OCLCE
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1964-
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Mykkänen, Juri
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ethnology
  • Political anthropology
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Ethnic relations
  • Ethnology
  • Kings and rulers
  • Political anthropology
  • Politics and government
  • Hawaii
  • Cultuurcontact
  • Politieke ideeën
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
Label
Inventing politics : a new political anthropology of the Hawaiian kingdom, Juri Mykkänen
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Natives and foreigners: the cultural order of Hawaii's early missionization -- The politics of virtue -- Culture in the making: the rise of political discourse -- Political economy -- Natural rights, virtuous wealth -- The denouement: untranslated experiences
Control code
ocn606953479
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824846572
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  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824846572
Other physical details
maps
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22573/ctt225rp62
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  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606953479
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
Inventing politics : a new political anthropology of the Hawaiian kingdom, Juri Mykkänen
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Natives and foreigners: the cultural order of Hawaii's early missionization -- The politics of virtue -- Culture in the making: the rise of political discourse -- Political economy -- Natural rights, virtuous wealth -- The denouement: untranslated experiences
Control code
ocn606953479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824846572
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824846572
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225rp62
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606953479
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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