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Item Description Beamer, B. Kamanamaikalani en_US 2011-07-21T23:59:06Z 2011-07-21T23:59:06Z 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9780549780663 en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2008. en_US
dc.description Keywords. Colonialism, Agency, Indigenous, Modernization, Hawai'i. en_US
dc.description The Hawaiian Kingdom has often been seen as a colonial institution. This dissertation challenges a colonial analysis of the Hawaiian Kingdom and its ali'i, while illustrating the agency of ali'i in grappling within and against Euro-American Imperialism. Special attention is given to the complex negotiations taking place in the Hawaiian Kingdom between ali'i and haole and the ways in which ali'i were modernizing through the modification of existing indigenous structure and through Hawaiianizing Euro-American structures to suit their own needs. This dissertation uses archival materials such as maps, laws, and letters to demonstrate that the Hawaiian Kingdom was not a colonial institution but rather a hybrid structure to resist colonialism and offers insight into how an indigenous society appropriated the tools of the other for their own means. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 310-339). en_US
dc.description Reproduction. en_US
dc.description Also available by subscription via World Wide Web en_US
dc.description 339 leaves, bound 29 cm en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Geography; no. 5092 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title Na wai ka mana? 'Oiwi agency and European imperialism in the Hawaiian Kingdom en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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