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  • An Anthropological Journey into Well-Beingby Melania Calestani

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    This volume is a unique contribution to the exploration of a new perspective in the study of well-being, which tries to overcome the quantification bias by creating an account of ‘the good life’ in a specific place. Rather than numbers, this research focuses on local narratives, emphasising the urgent need to include a wider range of... more...

  • The State and Indigenous Movementsby Keri E. Iyall Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 46.95

    Using the comparative historical method, this book looks at the experience of indigenous peoples, specifically the Native Hawaiians, showing how a nation can express culture and citizenship while seeking ways to attain greater sovereignty over territory, culture, and politics. more...

  • Adventure Guide to Hawaiiby John Penisten

    Hunter Publishing 1999; US$ 15.00

    A comprehensive guide to the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii, Kauai and Oahu by a long-time Hawaii resident. Smaller less-visited islands are also included. Along with the basics ? getting there, on-island transportation, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing ? you'll find plenty of outdoor fun. The best diving and snorkeling spots, the most scenic... more...

  • Ethnicity and Inequality in Hawai'iby Jonathan Y. Okamura

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Challenging the dominant view of Hawai?i as a ?melting pot paradise??a place of ethnic tolerance and equality?Jonathan Okamura examines how ethnic inequality is structured and maintained in island society. He finds that ethnicity, not race or class, signifies difference for Hawaii?s people and therefore structures their social relations. In Hawai?i,... more...

  • Unfamiliar Fishesby Sarah Vowell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Watch a video From the bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates, an examination of Hawaii, the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn. Many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self- government. In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues... more...

  • Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queenby Queen Liliuokalani

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Hawaiian kingdom's last monarch wrote her biography in 1897, the year before the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the United States. Her story covers six decades of island history told from the viewpoint of a major historical figure. Introduction by Glen Grant. more...

  • Private Journal of a Voyage to Australiaby James Bell

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.72

    Though intended only for the eyes of his beloved in England, this diary written by James Bell, sailor on the voyage of the good ship Planter to Australia in 1838, provides a unique insight into the experience of sailing to Australia in the middle of the Nineteenth Century. An invaluable addition to the history of the emigrant ships to Australia. more...

  • More Incredible Hawaiiby Terence Barrow; Ray Lanterman

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.99

    Incredible as it might seem, Hawaii is like a gigantic raft, drifting slowly with the centuries. According to the latest theory, the vast Pacific plate on which Hawaii sits glides over the earth's semi fluid under-crust, and as this plate passes over a hot lava vent, new islands are formed. The upper end of this giant plate moves under Japan and other... more...

  • The Polynesian Family System in Ka-'U, Hawai'iby e. s. Craighill Handy; Mary Kawena Pukui

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.95

    Collaboration of the distinguished scholars Dr. Mary Puku and Dr. E.S. Craighill Handy provides us with this fascinating review of traditional Hawaiian life. Manners and customs relating to birth, death, marriage, sexual practices, religious beliefs, and family relationship are all clearly described. The main sources of information were elderly Hawaiian... more...

  • Ancient Hawaiian Civilizationby e. s. Craighill Handy

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 16.95

    Ancient Hawaiian Civilization takes us back to Hawaii's " stone age," when there wasn't an alphabet, numbering system, or other civilized distinctions as we know them. Still rules of living, modes, and customs permitted large numbers of people to live healthfully and happily throughout the islands. This fascinating history of Hawaii is " must"... more...