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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Buck, Elizabeth Bentzel
Paradise remade: the politics of culture and history in
Published By: Original publisher
Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 1993. viii, 242 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
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);
Musical and theatrical productions (545);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Chief executive (643);
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).
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-226)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
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