January 28, 2010

Finally getting to Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawai'i. Ed Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Okamura. Super helpful. Also feeling really happy by the way creative work is treated as equivalent of scholarly. So in the section called "Settler-Dominated Ideological State Apparatuses: Literature and the Visual Arts" (this book stands tall in its willingness to use unusual circumlocutions to get at complicated and very location specific ideas) there is both a really great essay by Ku'ualoha Ho'omanawanui on "Kanaka Maoli versus Settler Representations of 'Aina in Contemporary Literature of Hawai'i" and also a photo series by Kapulani Landgraf.

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