Pacific Diaspora Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific

ISBN-10: 0824826191

ISBN-13: 9780824826192

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul Spickard, Joanne L. Rondilla, Debbie Hippolite Wright

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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 8/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

Paul Spickard is Professor of History and Affiliate Professor of Black Studies, Asian American Studies, East Asian Studies, Religious Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author or editor of sixteen books and seventy-odd articles on race, migration, and related topics in the United States, the Pacific, Northeast Asia, and Europe.

Introduction: Pacific Diaspora?p. 1
"My Life in Four Cultures"p. 31
"Pacific Islander Americans and Multiethnicity: A Vision of America's Future?"p. 40
"The Filipino Question in Asia and the Pacific: Rethinking Regional Origins in Diaspora"p. 56
Leaving the Islands
"Paradise Left?: Pacific Island Voyagers in the Modern World"p. 69
"Security and Confidence as Basic Factors in Pacific Islanders' Migration"p. 87
"Motivations for Contemporary Tongan Migration"p. 99
"From Village to City: Samoan Migration to California"p. 118
Cultural Transformations
"Creating Their Own Culture: Diasporic Tongans"p. 135
"Papalagi Redefined: Toward a New Zealand-Born Samoan Identity"p. 150
"'Fight Boys, 'til the Last...': Islandstyle Football and the Remasculinization of Indigeneity in the Militarized American Pacific Islands"p. 169
"The Dynamics of Aloha"p. 195
"A Compromise Identity: Tongan Americans in the United States"p. 211
Gender and Sexuality
"Colonialism's Daughters: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Western Perceptions of Hawaiian Women"p. 221
"Pacific Island Women and White Feminism"p. 253
"The Mahu of Hawai'i"p. 262
Social Problems and Responses
"Family Dynamics among Pacific Islander Americans"p. 269
"Historical and Cultural Aspects of Native Hawaiian Health"p. 279
"An Introduction to the Practice of Ho'oponopono"p. 286
"Pacific Islander Modes for Dealing with Sexual Abuse"p. 295
Hawaiian Nationalism
"A History of Dispossession"p. 309
"Ho'omana"p. 322
"Recognizing Native Hawaiians: A Quest for Sovereignty"p. 331
Bibliographyp. 355
Contributorsp. 377
Indexp. 381
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