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Tracking the Exotic: Changing Representations of Hawai‘i Women From Paradise of the Pacific and Honolulu

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Title: Tracking the Exotic: Changing Representations of Hawai‘i Women From Paradise of the Pacific and Honolulu
Authors: Hidano, Andrea
Advisor: Howes, Craig
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: am five-foot seven. I have long, dark hair and olive-colored skin. I have brown, almond-shaped eyes. My ethnic background is Chinese, Mongolian, German, and Swiss. I was born and raised on O‘ahu. I have therefore been seen as representative of the exotic Hawaiian woman. My experiences of being identified as this stereotype have always led me to ask, among other things, what exactly constitutes a beautiful Hawaiian woman. I am not Native Hawaiian, but that has never seemed to influence how people not from or not naturalized in Hawai‘i view me. Their conflation of me with the “Island woman” stems from their unawareness of my ethnic background, or from my looking “exotic” enough to confirm people’s expectations.
Pages/Duration: i, 102 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/31754
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