Haoles in Hawaii

ISBN-10: 0824834054
ISBN-13: 9780824834050
Edition: 2010
Authors: Judy Rohrer
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Description: Haoles in Hawai'i strives to make sense of haole (Hawaiian for white person) and the politics of haole in current debates about race in Hawai'i. Recognizing it as a form of American whiteness specific to Hawai'i, the author (who grew up in Kaua'i  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 10/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Haoles in Hawai'i strives to make sense of haole (Hawaiian for white person) and the politics of haole in current debates about race in Hawai'i. Recognizing it as a form of American whiteness specific to Hawai'i, the author (who grew up in Kaua'i and O'ahu) argues that haole was forged and reforged over two centuries of colonization and needs to be understood in that context. Haole reminds us that race is about more than skin color as it identifies a certain amalgamation of attitude and behavior that is at odds with Hawaiian and local values and social norms. By situating haole historically and politically, the author asks readers to think about ongoing processes of colonization and possibilities for reformulating the meaning of haole.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
"Haole Go Home": Isn't Hawai'i Part of the U.S.?
"No Ack!": What Is Haole, Anyway?
"Eh, Haole": Is "Haole" a Derogatory Word?
"Locals Only" and "Got Koko?": Is Haole Victimized?
Conclusion
Notes
Hawaiian-Language Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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