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People and Cultures of Hawai'i: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity

John F. McDermott and Naleen Naupaka Andrade


This is a significant update to a highly influential text. Since the book's publication in 1980, the immigrant groups it discusses in depth have matured and new ones have been added to the mix. The present work tracks the course of these changes over the past twenty years, constructing a historical understanding of each group as it evolved from race to ethnicity to culture. Individual chapters begin with an overview of one of fifteen groups. Following the development of its unique ethnocultural identity, distinctive character traits such as temperament and emotional expression are explored—as ... More

Keywords: immigrant groups, ethnicity, culture, ethnocultural identity, temperament, emotional expression, ethnic stereotype, family social structure, gender roles, power distribution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835804
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John F. McDermott, editor
Cambridge University

Naleen Naupaka Andrade, editor
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Chapter 1 The Hawaiians

Naleen Naupaka Andrade and Cathy Kaheau‘ilani Bell

Chapter 2 The Euro-Americans

Kathryn Braun and Deborah Goebert

Chapter 3 The Chinese

Victor Yee and Kwong-Yen Lum

Chapter 4 The Portuguese

Naleen Naupaka Andrade and Stephanie T. Nishimura

Chapter 5 The Japanese

Courtenay Matsu, Junji Takeshita, Satoru Izutsu, and Earl Hishinuma

Chapter 6 The Okinawans

Ryokichi Higashionna, Gilbert Ikehara, and Leslie Matsukawa

Chapter 7 The Hispanics

Lisa Sánchez-Johnsen

Chapter 8 The Koreans

Jane Chung-Do, John Huh, and Mark Kang

Chapter 9 The Filipinos

Anthony P. S. Guerrero, Ricardo Bayola, and Celia Ona

Chapter 10 The Blacks

John W. Hawkins and Emily A. Hawkins

Chapter 11 The Samoans

John R. Bond and Faapisa M. Soli

Chapter 12 The Thais

Michael Fukuda and Anongnart “Mickie” Carriker

Chapter 13 The Vietnamese

Christine Su and Paul Tran

Chapter 15 The Micronesians

Neal Palafox, Sheldon Riklon, Sekap Esah, Davis Rehuher, William Swain, Kristina Stege, Dale Naholowaa, Allen Hixon, and Kino Ruben


John F. McDermott and Naleen Naupaka Andrade