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Becoming 'Pearl Harbor' : a 'lost geography' of American empire

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Title: Becoming 'Pearl Harbor' : a 'lost geography' of American empire
Authors: Kajihiro, Kyle
Keywords: Ke Awalau o Puʻuloa
Pearl Harbor
imperial formation
Issue Date: May 2014
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2014]
Abstract: In the last century, geography assumed a position of central importance within the United States' imperial project. Yet the rise of capitalist globalism was accompanied by a corresponding loss of popular geographic awareness within the United States, a paradox that Neil Smith (2004) has called a "lost geography" of American Empire. Through a case study of the transformation of Ke Awalau o Puʻuloa on the island of Oʻahu into what most people know today as "Pearl Harbor" this thesis extends the concept of a "lost geography" by examining the dialectical relationship between the production of a particular place and the multi-scalar articulations of U.S. imperial formation. In short, this study considers how place and empire are mutually constituted in ways that conceal their constitutive social relations. Further, I discuss the "paradoxical" subjectivities that emerge in this process.
Description: M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2014.
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