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Beyond Ethnicity: New Politics of Race in Hawai'i

Camilla Fojas, Rudy P. Guevarra, and Nitasha Tamar Sharma


From the perspective of the U.S. continent, Hawai‘i is a land of aloha that enjoys all manner of peace and harmony, particularly among the races and for peoples of mixed heritage. It is a tourist paradise where visitor, local and Native mingle without incident. Ethnic difference is celebrated as a sign of multicultural globalism that designates Hawai‘i as the crossroads of the Pacific. The contributors of this volume reimagine these ways of thinking about Hawai‘i as a model of racial and ethnic harmony. Beyond Ethnicity examines the dynamic between race and ethnicity to challenge the primacy o ... More

Keywords: Hawai‘i, Race, Ethnicity, racial capitalism, neo-colonialism, empire, globalization, tourism, militarism, indigeneity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780824869885
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824869885.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Camilla Fojas, editor
University of Virginia

Rudy P. Guevarra, editor
Arizona State University

Nitasha Tamar Sharma, editor
Northwestern University

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Front Matter


Camilla Fojas, Rudy P. Guevarra Jr., and Nitasha Tamar Sharma

E Micronesia

Rudy P. Guevarra

Chapter 3 “I no eat dog, k”

Roderick N. Labrador

Chapter 6 The Racial Imperative

Nitasha Tamar Sharma

Chapter 9 Local Haole?

Paul Spickard

Chapter 10 Reconnecting Our Roots

Joakim Peter, Wayne Chung Tanaka, and Aiko Yamashiro


Gary Y. Okihiro

End Matter