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Ahuʻula--the politics of a sacred garment : repositioning moʻolelo and genealogy to extract information on Hawaiian feather cloaks and capes
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|Title:||Ahuʻula--the politics of a sacred garment : repositioning moʻolelo and genealogy to extract information on Hawaiian feather cloaks and capes|
|Authors:||Lopes, Natasha M. P.|
|Issue Date:||Dec 2011|
|Publisher:||[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2011]|
|Abstract:||Literature on the ʻahuʻula reveals anthropologists employed euro-centric datacollecting procedures and protocols to aid in their study of the function and purpose of the ʻahuʻula. Around mid-century, a number of sub-fields within anthropology blended approaches to further their research on the ʻahuʻula and the people of Hawaiʻi. Analysis of these approaches reveal a systemic bias develops during the midcentury, and without opposition, remained as the leading and authoritative discourse on ʻahuʻula.|
This thesis is a critique of the development of euro-centric frameworks used to analyze ʻahuʻula. This investigation looks closely at the history of institutionalized research and opens discussion on issues of authority and what constitutes as non-culture based research methodologies. Research of Hawaiʻi oral stories re-positions the ʻahuʻula as a multi-faceted, socio-political tool of human endeavors. A comparison between oral stories and euro-centric viewpoints expose non-native positions that superseded a Kanaka Hawaiʻi worldview of Hawaiʻi chiefly feather capes.
|Description:||M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2011.|
Includes bibliographical references.
|Appears in Collections:||M.A. - Hawaiian Studies|
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