Hawai`i: Myths and Realities|
Spring 2019 not offered
This course explores the symbolic myths of Hawai`i and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) in contrast to material realities relating to colonialism, land, nation, gender, race, rank, class, self-determination, and contests over indigenous and Western sovereignty. The course covers the precolonial period, examines Captain Cook's ventures in the Hawaiian Islands, the founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom, constitutional development of the Hawaiian Nation, the Kamehameha Dynasty, Calvinist missionization, the history of written literacy, the privatization of Hawaiian land use, gender transformations, the colonial regulation of sexuality, plantation labor, Kalakaua's governance, the reign of Queen Lili`uokalani, and the U.S.-backed overthrow of the monarchy. From the U.S. takeover, the course will examine the unilateral annexation and 20th-century colonial policy to 1959 statehood with an emphasis on indigenous self-determination, decolonization, and indigenous nationalism through the contemporary period in relation to both U.S. federal policy and international law. Films will complement the course readings and lectures.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Jonathan K. Osorio, DIS-MEMBERING LAHUI
Noenoe K. Silva, ALOHA BETRAYED
J. Kehaulani Kauanui, HAWAIIAN BLOOD
J. Noelani Goodyear-Ka`opua, THE SEEDS WE PLANTED: PORTRAITS OF A NATIVE HAWAIIAN
Judy Rohrer, HAOLES IN HAWAI`I Eds, J. Noelani
Goodyear-Ka`opua, Erin Kahunawai Wright, and Ikaika Hussey, EA: A HISTORY OF HAWAIIAN MOVEMENTS FOR LIFE, LAND AND SOVEREIGNTY
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The course will include a mid-term exam and a final research paper as well as weekly writing assignments related to the course readings and videos.
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THIS SECTION IS A FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (FYS) CLASS.