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Hawaiian Perspectives on Video Games: Oppression, Trauma, Politics, Pedagogy.

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Title:Hawaiian Perspectives on Video Games: Oppression, Trauma, Politics, Pedagogy.
Authors:Mahi, Daniel K.
Contributors:Hawaiian Studies (department)
Video Game Studies
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Date Issued:May 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:This thesis deals primarily with imag(in)ing Hawaiʻi in video games. The
displacement of our people, natural resources, language, culture, religion, history,
sounds, values and practices have become so normalized that it seeps into various
aspects of modern pop-culture of Westerners and Japanese alike. These people and
their structures have continued to be infatuated with the brochure version of Hawaiʻi
while making efforts to prostitute our culture leaving lasting impacts on the cognition of
Hawaiʻi. Recently, video-games have become participatory in this form of oppression
and have attempted to, on multiple occasions, strip us of our power and authority to
self-determination because foreigners’ depictions of Hawaiʻi have become the
foreground image. However, acknowledging that the highest form of critique is creation,
this piece focuses on de-constructing foreign imag(in)ings as well as re-constructing
appropriate cultural protocol for depiction of this place, Hawaiʻi.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
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.
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