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The concept of “exceptionalism” in this sense, although not for purposes of promoting the power of the American nation in the world, may be basic to current images of Hawai‘i and of Asian Americans, the former promoted as a special destination and the latter characterized as a model minority. 4. ” Also, Rafael (1993) details some of the colonial cultural and hegemonic strategies the United States employed in taking over the Philippines from which the “old-timers” departed. 5. Hawaiian historical and genealogical chants narrate and record some aspects of culture that pass on the empowering knowledge of descent, which both identifies particular individuals, each standing in unique relation to others, and narrates those relationships tieing individuals, by acts and events, to one another.

Y. Lum, 175–83. Honolulu: Bamboo Ridge Press. Morris, Aldyth. 1993. Lili‘uokalani. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawai‘i Press. Murayama, Milton. 1975/1988. All I Asking for Is My Body. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawai‘i Press. Okada, John. 1957/1979. No-No Boy. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press. Ota, Shelley Ayame Nishimura. 1951. Upon Their Shoulders. New York: Exposition Press. Rafael, Vicente L. 1993. S. ” In Cultures of United States Imperialism, ed. Amy Kaplan and Donald E. Pease, 185–218. Durham, NC: Duke Univ.

The organizers deliberately excluded the participation of feminist, or gay/lesbian, or working-class organizations” (9). Group members of Sakhi were forced to “restrict [their] activities to an area outside the grounds of the main event. ” Sakhi’s challenge of the stereotyped ideal images of Indian womanhood drawn from mythology was perceived as a “betrayal” of all that this model represents—Indian “nation, culture, tradition, family” (10). Bhattacharjee analyzes how a community’s need to preserve a national homogeneity, often sited in their cultural traditions, places an additional burden on women.

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