When Injustice Becomes Justice: Western Domination Over Hawai'i Through Political Mythmaking

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1993
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Iwata, Taro
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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]
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Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1993
Pacific Islands Studies
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Polynesia - Hawaii
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vi, 142 leaves
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Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Pacific Islands Studies; no. 2259
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