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- Springer Netherlands 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 methodological... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of preAmerican Hawaii. Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of the nineteenth century, and Six Months in the Sandwich Isles , in which she describes her sojourn in Hawaii in 1873, is one of the gems of... more...
- Wilderness Press 2013; US$ 14.99
From enchanted Hanelei Bay to the rainbows of Waimea Canyon, from Wailua Falls to the sculptured NaPali Coast, Kaua'i has an unmatchable landscape and miles of trails for hikers and backpackers. This new edition details 59 hikes: you'll walk along steep cliffs above turquoise water, relax next to immense waterfalls, drink in the sweet scent of Kaua'i... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 115.00
An examination of how the US military in Hawaii is depicted by museum curators, memorial builders, film makers, and newspaper reporters. These mediums convey information, and engage their audiences, in ways that, together, form a powerful advocacy for the benefits of militarism in the islands. more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95
In this exposé Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawai`i?s crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawai`i?s historical archives. There she discovers the central role played by her great-great-grandfather... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 29.95
Through the voices and perspectives of the members of an extended Hawaiian family, or `ohana, this book tells the story of North American imperialism in Hawai`i from the Great Depression to the new millennium. The family members offer their versions of being "Native Hawaiian" in an American state, detailing the ways in which US laws, policies, and... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 32.95
This is a book about the politics of competing cultures and myths in a colonized nation. Elizabeth Buck considers the transformation of Hawaiian culture focusing on the indigenous population rather than on the colonizers. She describes how Hawaii's established religious, social, political, and economic relationships have changed in the past 200 years... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 33.95
Outstanding Book in History and Social Science Award, Association for Asian American Studies, 1992"Okihiro's account is an important corrective to our understanding of the Japanese American Experience in World War II." --The Hawaiian Journal of HistoryChallenging the prevailing view of Hawaii as a mythical "racial paradise," Gary Okihiro presents this... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 45.00
Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific in this fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ago. Combining more than four decades of his own research with Native Hawaiian oral... more...