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Title: When Injustice Becomes Justice: Western Domination Over Hawai'i Through Political Mythmaking 
Author: Iwata, Taro
Date: 1993
Abstract: In the intellectual, political and cultural relationships between the West and Hawai'i, there consistently have been a one-way discourse of political mythmaking. The Hawaiians get reduced demographically, culturally and morally, while the Westerner get elevated in these areas. I will posit that Hawaiian loss of land, resources and sovereignty all started when the West usurped self-representation of the Hawaiians, not when they got usurped militarily, economically nor politically. Usurpation of the Hawaiians' self-representation meant for the West a windfall profit of all of their resources. [Political myth, Western domination, Social sustainability--argument, Moral--argument, Innocence-argument, Hawai'i, racism, colonialism, Knowledge/Power, History, Anthropology--caucasians, Representation--politics, Media--textualanalysis, cultural criticism, Natives--Hawai'i]
Description: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1993 Pacific Islands Studies
Pages/Duration: vi, 142 leaves
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.
Keywords: Polynesia - Hawaii
LC Subject Headings: Sovereignty.
Self-determination, National--Hawaii.
Hawaiians--Politics and Government.

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