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Haoles in Hawaii$
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Judy Rohrer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780824834050

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824834050.001.0001

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“Haole Go Home”

“Haole Go Home”

Isn’t Hawai‘i Part of the U.S.?

(p.11) Chapter 1 “Haole Go Home”
Haoles in Hawaii

Judy Rohrer

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter contextualizes haole historically and politically as a colonial, and now neocolonial, form of American whiteness. It argues that it is impossible to understand haole without understanding something about Hawaii's history of colonization. The goal is not to give a full accounting of the colonization of Hawaii, but rather to give an overview of the colonial processes that brought haoles into nearly complete power during the century after the arrival of Captain Cook. These include the imposition of Western science, religion, law and politics, capitalism, and language and communication. By mining some new Hawaii scholarship, the chapter seeks to uproot some of the most pernicious misrepresentations of the colonization of the islands. It contests the ideas that Hawaii's history began with Cook's landing, that colonization was easy and nonviolent, and, perhaps most importantly, that Kanaka Maoli did not resist. In this way it challenges notions of the haole as discoverer, savior, and civilizing force in the islands.

Keywords:   Hawaiian history, Hawaii, haole, American whiteness, colonization, colonial process, Captain Cook

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