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Item Summary Place-based WAC/WID Hui 2015-12-02T19:41:48Z 2015-12-02T19:41:48Z 2014-05-14 2015
dc.identifier.citation Fujikane, Candace. 'Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Upper Divison English, clip 9 of 12.' Interview with Jim Henry. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
dc.description This item includes a segment of an an instructor interview in a Writing Intensive course in Upper Divison English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2014 and in this clip the interviewee is discussing issues of Asian settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi.
dc.description.abstract Brief excerpt from interview: The difficulty for anybody is determining what is your kuleana, what is your responsibility, what is your area of expertise of authority to speak on a subject? We're trying to foreground positionality, trying to foreground relations of power and how we locate ourselves in those relations of power. So in writing about land, I ask students to think about it... We all have kuleana, we just have to define what it is, and knowing our position... that positioning is important. The problem happens when people don't recognize the differences between indigenous peoples and non-indigenous peoples and assume that we're all the same, and they don't understand land issues over ceded lands or seized lands. The big thing right now is the question of how the ceded lands are now called Public Trust lands. So who is the public, and who has a claim to that land? That's where you see the problem emerging, when there's not a distinction between who is indigenous and who is not. Indigeneity we define in terms of genealogy, not about blood quantum or that kind of thing. What are the stakes in all of this? You begin to see so much irony when people point Bishop Estate as being this landowner - this big bad land owner. But when they had a forced lease to fee-conversion law in place, who acquired the land? It was wealthy whites and Asians in Kahala and in the Hawaiʻi Kai area. They're the ones who gained land, so what is the irony there between this trust that's for a patrimony for Native Hawaiian children and who actually got the land? I think that's why positionality is so important, and I struggle with it when writing about land. I think we all struggle with it... how not to make ourselves the center of it... and how to be respectful. How we compare a capitalist economy with an indigenous economy, how one is based on accumulation of capital and how the other one is based on the production of food, how to grow food... We do talk about the impact of globalization on these places. It's kind of creepy, the interconnectedness of it. Obama had a meeting of the APEC leaders here, right? So you have these countries that are trying to engage in this sort of neoliberal version of trade. You lift all the regulations protecting the environment and labor and land use laws. You lift all those protections in order to make that sort of free trade possible... Then Abercrombie comes in with the PLDC, the Public Land and Development Corporation, and those kinds of ideas about developing lands and leasing land to these multinational corporations. So I try to get students to see those kinds of global-local connections. We're also talking about climate change... Waiau is drying up. The lake's drying up... and students sometimes are very depressed about that. I say well, we just do what we can. Protecting these places and learning about them and sharing that knowledge and making it publicly available - that's all part of a process. I think if people can see that there are alternative economies... through mapping, what alternative economies can we decipher? These alternative economies are going to be really important in reenvisioning that kind of industrialization that's leading to that kind of climate change
dc.format.extent Duration: 00:06:46
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof English 470: Studies in Asia-Pacific Literature (Mapping the Literatures of Hawaii)
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subject place-based writing
dc.subject writing across the curriculum
dc.subject writing in the disciplines
dc.subject Writing Intensive courses
dc.subject scholarship of teaching and learning
dc.subject writing pedagogy
dc.subject general education requirements
dc.subject identity
dc.subject sense of place
dc.subject educational context
dc.subject kuleana
dc.subject responsibility
dc.subject area of expertise
dc.subject authority to speak
dc.subject positionality
dc.subject asian settler colonialism
dc.subject knowing ones position
dc.subject indigenous peoples
dc.subject non-indigenous peoples
dc.subject land
dc.subject ceded lands
dc.subject seized lands
dc.subject public trust lands
dc.subject defining the public
dc.subject land claims
dc.subject genealogy
dc.subject blood quantum
dc.subject whats at stake
dc.subject irony
dc.subject bishop estate trust
dc.subject landowners
dc.subject acquisition of land
dc.subject wealthy white
dc.subject wealthy asians
dc.subject native hawaiians
dc.subject children
dc.subject kahala
dc.subject hawaii kai
dc.subject respect
dc.subject capitalist economy
dc.subject indigenous economy
dc.subject acquisition of capital
dc.subject growing food
dc.subject president obama
dc.subject apec
dc.subject neo-liberal free trade
dc.subject environmental law
dc.subject labor laws
dc.subject land use laws
dc.subject governor abercrombie
dc.subject public land and development corporation
dc.subject multinational corporations
dc.subject land development
dc.subject leasing land
dc.subject global-local connections
dc.subject climate change
dc.subject mauna kea
dc.subject waiau
dc.subject change agents
dc.subject student morale
dc.subject protecting place
dc.subject learning about place
dc.subject publicly available knowledge
dc.subject process
dc.subject alternative economies
dc.subject mapping
dc.subject industrialization
dc.subject identity politics
dc.subject native-settler binary
dc.subject position
dc.subject expertise
dc.subject defining identity
dc.subject defining position
dc.subject indigenous
dc.subject non-indigenous
dc.subject ceded lands
dc.subject public trust lands
dc.subject office of hawaiian affairs
dc.subject bishop estate
dc.subject land ownership
dc.subject capitalism
dc.subject globalization
dc.subject alternative economy
dc.subject ahupuaa
dc.subject climate change
dc.title Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Upper Divison English, clip 9 of 12
dc.type Interview
dc.type.dcmi Moving Image
dc.contributor.interviewer Henry, Jim
dc.contributor.interviewee Fujikane, Candace
Appears in Collections: Instructor: Candace Fujikane

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