Buck, Elizabeth Bentzel. Paradise remade: the politics of culture and history in Hawai'i

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Chapter One Introduction

Competing Myths Of Hawai`i

History And The Politics Of Culture

Hawaiian Historiography

Alternative Histories Of Hawai`i

A Structural Account Of Hawai`i

Chapter Two Thinking About Hawaiian History

Conceptualizing Structural Change: Marxist Perspectives

Modes Of Production

Social Reproduction And Change

Ideology And Social Reproduction

Contradiction And Change

Noncapitalist Social Formations

Language And Power: Poststructuralist Perspectives

Chapter Three Hawai`i Before Contact With The West

The Hawaiian Social Structure

The Ideological: Kapu And Mana

The Political: Ali`i And The Priesthood

The Economic Level: Tribute And Land

Ideological Reproduction

Chant And Hula: At The Ideological Center

Structure And Change Before Contact

The Development Of Coexisting Modes Of Production

Domination And Conflict: Structural Contradictions

Chapter Four Western Penetration And Structural Transformation

The Penetration Of Capitalism

Early Interactions: Recoding Cultural Categories

Reordering Social Relationships

Transformation To Capitalism: The Māhele

The Commodification Of Land

The Proletarianization Of Hawaiians

The New Political-economy Of Sugar

Hawaiian Sovereignty At Risk

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Chapter Five Transformations In Ideological Representations: Chant And Hula

Cultural Interaction In Hawai`i

The Intrusion Of Western Culture

Changes In Hawaiian Chant And Hula

The Transformation Of Chant

The Transformation Of Hula

New Forms Of Hawaiian Music

Music And Resistance

Chapter Six Transformations In Language And Power

The Movement From Orality To Literacy

The Power Of Writing

The Displacement Of Hawaiian By English

Discourses About Chant And Hula

Hawaiian Discourse About Chant And Hula

Western Discourses About Chant And Hula


Chapter Seven Contending Representations Of Hawaiian Culture

The Political-economy Of Hawai'i In The Twentieth Century

Colonial Capitalism And The Politics Of Race

Corporate Capitalism And The Politics Of Paradise

Hawaiian Music And The Industries Of Culture

The Recording Industry

Tourism And Hawaiian Music

Tourism And Paradise: Appropriating Hawaiian Culture

The Politics Of Culture—hawai'i Style

Hawaiians And The Politics Of Culture

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Paradise remade: the politics of culture and history in Hawai'i

Published By: Original publisher Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 1993. viii, 242 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Elizabeth Buck

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Hawaiians (OV05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Cultural identity and pride (186); Real property (423); Music (533); Dance (535); Musical and theatrical productions (545); Status, role, and prestige (554); Classes (565); Chief executive (643); Missions (797);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of the politics of Hawaiian history using concepts from various theories of social formation and culture change. Buck's analysis '…couples Marxist-informed concepts of social formation, ideology, and forms of symbolic representation with poststructuralist conceptualizations of the power of linguistic practices and how power in terms of social relationships, knowledge, and identities are shaped by discursive regimes' (p. 17). To illustrate these concepts the author uses the changing historical contexts of the production, practice, and meaning of chant, HULA, and Hawaiian music to offer a way of reading the history of Hawaii. Buck states that long before Cook's arrival in the islands '…Hawaiian chant and HULA had been changing as the economic, political, and ideological structures of the islands changed; it is still developing as each new wave of outside cultural and social influence reaches the islands and as relationships of power are reformed. By looking at the ways chant, HULA, and contemporary Hawaiian music have been variously used and discursively constituted by different groups and institutions over time, music emerges as an important arena of struggle -- a site where the 'politics of culture' were engaged in the past and continue to be contested in the present' (p. 17).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ov05-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-226)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). late eighteenth - twentieth centuries

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Hawaiian Islands, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hawaiians


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