By Candace Fujikane, Jonathan Y. Okamura
Asian Settler Colonialism is a groundbreaking assortment that examines the jobs of Asians as settlers in Hawai'i. members from quite a few fields and disciplines examine facets of Asian settler colonialism to demonstrate its diversified operations and impression on local Hawaiians. Essays diversity from analyses of eastern, Korean, and Filipino cost to money owed of Asian settler practices within the legislature, the criminal business advanced, and the U.S. army to opinions of Asian settlers' claims to Hawai'i in literature and the visible arts.
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Extra resources for Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii
As these cases illustrate, an emphasis on “race” and civil rights has historically obscured the political category of the “indigenous” and a long history of Native peoples’ struggles for national liberation. As Asian settlers in Hawai‘i continue to struggle against different forms of intrasettler racism and discrimination, they can do so with a broader awareness of the effects that civil rights arguments have had for Native peoples. S. 50 On another register, as Kamahele illustrates in her essay, Asian and white settlers have used civil rights arguments in their attempts to revise the Hawai‘i State Constitution to take from Hawaiians their statutory and constitutional rights to gather resources of the land for Hawaiian cultural practices.
In this section ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui and Kapulani Landgraf reveal and document the settler interests inscribed on Native land through literature and art. They then illustrate Native struggles to reclaim the stories and histories of that land with which they have a familial relationship. In “‘This Land Is Your Land, This Land Was My Land’: Kanaka Maoli versus Settler Representations of ‘Āina in Contemporary Literature of Hawai‘i,” ho‘omanawanui argues that Asian settler representations of land in “local” literature often claim Hawaiian cultural values such as a genealogical connection to the land and the “aloha spirit” even as settler literature commodifies land.
By contrast, in 1980 Hawaiians constituted 18 percent of the population but only 3 percent of the Democratic legislators. Eiko Kosasa extends Cooper and Daws’ analysis to examine Japanese political representation in both Democratic and Republican parties and the larger state apparatus. ” Today, an updated look at the ethnic breakdown of the 2005 Hawai‘i State Introduction ✴ 23 Table 2. 0 Occupational Category 1 Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations Note: Data from Census 2000 Summary File 2 (SF 2)–100 Percent Data (figures do not always total 100 percent due to rounding off ).