Asian Settler ColonialismFrom Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Asian Settler ColonialismFrom Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Y. Okamura

Print publication date: 2016

ISBN: 9780824830151

Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press

Abstract

This is a groundbreaking collection that examines the roles of Asians as settlers in Hawai‘i. The book reexamines the past and present roles that Asians have played in the U.S. colony of Hawai‘i. It identifies settler colonialism as the basis of Hawaiian critiques of U.S. colonialism, arguing that Asians have also played the role of settlers within the colonial framework. Contributors from various fields and disciplines investigate aspects of Asian settler colonialism to illustrate its diverse operations and impact on Native Hawaiians. Essays range from analyses of Japanese, Korean, and Filipino settlement to accounts of Asian settler practices in the legislature, the prison industrial complex, and the U.S. military to critiques of Asian settlers' claims to Hawai‘i in literature and the visual arts.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Candace Fujikane

Part I Native

Apologies

Haunani-Kay Trask

Hawaiian Sovereignty

Mililani B. Trask

‘Īlio‘ulaokalani

Momiala Kamahele

A Nation Incarcerated

Healani Sonoda

‘Ai Pōhaku

Kapulani Landgraf

Part II Settler

The Hawaiians

David Stannard

Sites of Erasure

Karen K. Kosasa

Ideological Images

Eiko Kosasa

Colonial Amnesia

Dean Itsuji Saranillio

Anatomy of a Dancer

Peggy Myo-Young Choy