Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Two views of ancient Hawaiian society
|Fontaine_Mark_r.pdf||Version for non-UH users. Copying/Printing is not permitted||564.02 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
|Fontaine_Mark_uh.pdf||Version for UH users||579.8 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
|Title:||Two views of ancient Hawaiian society|
|Authors:||Fontaine, Mark Alfred Kawika|
|Issue Date:||May 2012|
|Publisher:||[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2012]|
|Abstract:||Since 1950, two opposing views of Hawaii's history in pre-western-contact times have developed. One view is that a dramatic change occurred around the year 1450 CE with the implementation of the ahupuaa system. A culture that had been based in a kinship relationship between chiefs and commoners changed. Power was gathered into the hands of an elite who then exploited and extracted labor and the fruits of that labor from a larger group of workers in order to maintain a privileged lifestyle and pursue political goals. In opposition is another picture of Hawaii's history. This view is that power was shared between chiefs and commoners in a reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationship.|
Balancing mechanisms functioned to move the society towards the good, a state sometimes referred to as the Hawaiian word "pono." In this study I will compare and contrast the two views.
|Description:||M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.|
Includes bibliographical references.
|Appears in Collections:||M.A. - History|
M.A. - History
Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.