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Asian Settler ColonialismFrom Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii$
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Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Y. Okamura

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824830151

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.001.0001

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‘Ai Pōhaku

‘Ai Pōhaku

(p.155) ‘Ai Pōhaku
Asian Settler Colonialism

Kapulani Landgraf

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter is a series of photographic essays, which document destroyed heiau (places of worship) on O‘ahu. Visually, these photographs foreground the places we see every day—Waikīkī resorts, freeways, public schools, military bases, and residential areas—that cover over sacred sites. The inscribed photographs shown in this chapter, in turn, literally write over those accounts of development to call attention to the historical processes by which the land was and continues to be colonized by haole as the chapter reclaims the significance of these heiau and their histories. The word “haole” is used in reference to “foreigners,” encompassing all foreigners, including Asians.

Keywords:   heiau, O‘ahu, sacred sites, place of worship, foreigners, Asians, colonized land

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