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The Resource Paradise remade : the politics of culture and history in Hawaiʻi, Elizabeth Buck

Paradise remade : the politics of culture and history in Hawaiʻi, Elizabeth Buck

Label
Paradise remade : the politics of culture and history in Hawaiʻi
Title
Paradise remade
Title remainder
the politics of culture and history in Hawaiʻi
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Buck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a book about the politics of competing cultures and myths in a colonized nation. Relying on Althusserian Marxist theory, Elizabeth Buck considers the transformation of Hawaiian culture, with a focus on the indigenous population rather than on the colonizers. In Paradise Remade, the author reframes Hawaiian history, focusing on how Hawaii's established religious, social, political, and economic relationships have changed in the past two hundred years as a result of Western imperialism. This account of the politics of island culture and history is particularly timely in light of current Hawaiian demands for sovereignty one hundred years after the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893. Drawing on a wide range of critical theories of social structure and change, language and discourse, and practices of representation, Buck examines the social transformation of Hawaii from a complex hierarchical, oral society to an American state dominated by corporate tourism and its myths of paradise. She pays particular attention to how contemporary Hawaiians are challenging the use of their traditions as the basis for exoticized entertainments by establishing new institutions such as hula halau (schools) and the annual hula competition of the Merrie Monarch Festival to recover their history and culture. Buck demonstrates that sacred chants and hula were an integral part of Hawaiian social life; as the repository of the people's historical memory, chant and hula practices played a vital role in maintaining the links between religious, political, and economic relationships. As colonizers concentrated on transforming the economic and political organization of the islands and missionaries undertook conversion to Christianity, the suppression of these cultural practices became a key element in establishing European dominance. Tracing the ways in which Hawaiian culture has been variously constructed by Western explorers, New England missionaries, the tourist industry, ethnomusicologists, and contemporary Hawaiians, Buck offers a fascinating "rereading" of Hawaiian history
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buck, Elizabeth Bentzel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Acculturation
  • Hula (Dance)
  • Hawaii
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Acculturation
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Historiography
  • Hula (Dance)
  • Hawaii
  • Cultuurverandering
  • Kulturwandel
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Hawaii
Label
Paradise remade : the politics of culture and history in Hawaiʻi, Elizabeth Buck
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: Thinking about Hawaiian History; Chapter Three: Hawai'i before Contact with the West; Chapter Four: Western Penetration and Structural Transformation; Chapter Five: Transformations in Ideological Representations: Chant and Hula; Chapter Six: Transformations in Language and Power; Chapter Seven: Contending Representations of Hawaiian Culture; Notes; Glossary; Index
Control code
ocn646068203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439906088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt140c5pg
  • 5cd71d7d-7824-4198-abd2-6e1049c34668
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646068203
Label
Paradise remade : the politics of culture and history in Hawaiʻi, Elizabeth Buck
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: Thinking about Hawaiian History; Chapter Three: Hawai'i before Contact with the West; Chapter Four: Western Penetration and Structural Transformation; Chapter Five: Transformations in Ideological Representations: Chant and Hula; Chapter Six: Transformations in Language and Power; Chapter Seven: Contending Representations of Hawaiian Culture; Notes; Glossary; Index
Control code
ocn646068203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439906088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt140c5pg
  • 5cd71d7d-7824-4198-abd2-6e1049c34668
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646068203

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