AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Section: 003 Hawaii's Cultural Politics
Term: WN 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Hawai‘i offers a complex case study of a multiethnic mélange embroiled in many layers of cultural politics. On one hand, Hawai‘i is part of the United States. On the other hand, Hawai‘i is the ancestral home of indigenous Native Hawaiian people who are engaged in a movement to recuperate some form of sovereignty and self-determination. On many hands in between are the politics of multi-ethnic “local culture,” the appropriation of Native Hawaiian signifiers in the economic development of Hawai‘i’s tourism sector, and the marginalizing of both Native Hawaiian and multi-ethnic “local” aspirations and concerns under militarization and continuing in-migration of new residents uninformed about, and socioeconomically insulated from, the cultural politics on the ground. This seminar will focus on articulating these issues, and examining a range of expressive culture in which these issues get worked out. Readings will include Okihiro, Island World; Okamura, Ethnicity and Inequality in Hawai‘i, and Silva, Aloha Betrayed; and a coursepak of additional readings.

AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11995
Closed
0
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with ENGLISH 140.001
002 (SEM)
P
28771
Open
2
2MCSP Fr
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
33571
Closed
0
8Y1
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0520261674
Island world : a history of Hawai'i and the United States, Author: Gary Y. Okihiro., Publisher: University of California Press 2009
Required
ISBN: 9781592137565
Ethnicity and inequality in Hawai?i, Author: Jonathan Y. Okamura., Publisher: Temple University Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 082233349X
Aloha betrayed native Hawaiian resistance to American colonialism, Author: Noenoe K. Silva, Publisher: Duke Univ. Press 2., pr. 2004
Required
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