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Katrina-Ann R. Kapa'anaokalaokeola Nakoa Oliveira and Erin Kahunawaika'ala Wright

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824855857

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824855857.001.0001

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Reproducing the Ropes of Resistance: Hawaiian Studies Methodologies

Reproducing the Ropes of Resistance: Hawaiian Studies Methodologies

(p.1) Reproducing the Ropes of Resistance: Hawaiian Studies Methodologies
Kanaka 'Oiwi Methodologies

Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua

University of Hawai'i Press

In this chapter, the author considers some of the methodological foundations that have been laid by late twentieth and early twenty-first-century scholars who developed contemporary Hawaiian studies. The author explores four concepts to illustrate the need to use a Hawaiian studies methodology when conducting research: lāhui (collective identity and self-definition), ea (sovereignty and leadership), kuleana (positionality and obligations), and pono (harmonious relationships, justice, and healing). These concepts are central commitments and lines of inquiry that are hallmarks of Hawaiian studies research, and each could also be seen as ʻaho, single cords, that when braided together form a “rope of resistance” connecting the scholar to the scholarship. In discussing Hawaiian studies methodologies, the author interweaves the life of her maternal great-great-grandmother, Ana Kaʻauwai, with her own journey as a Kanaka ʻŌiwi scholar navigating the emerging discipline of Hawaiian studies. She also gives examples of selective promiscuity in articulating and practicing Hawaiian studies methodologies.

Keywords:   collective identity, Hawaiian studies, lāhui, kuleana, Hawaiian studies, positionality, sovereignty, leadership, Kanaka ʻŌiwi, justice

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