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Waves of resistance : surfing and history in twentieth-century Hawaiʻi

Author: Isaiah Helekunihi Walker
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The po‘ina nalu is a significant space where Hawaiian men exercised their cultural, territorial, social, and political prerogatives. The story of their resistance to the inundation of Hawai‘i by European, American, and other invasions is one that has long awaited a good telling... Surfing has been a significant sport and cultural practice in Hawai‘i for more than 1,500 years. In the last century, facing increased  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaiah Helekunihi Walker
ISBN: 9780824834623 0824834623 9780824835477 0824835476
OCLC Number: 660801938
Description: xii, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Heʻe nalu : a Hawaiian history of surfing --
Colonial violence and Hawaiian resistance --
Hui Nalu, Outrigger, and Waikīkī beachboys --
Unmanning Hawaiians : producing "ideal natives" via tourism, Hollywood, and historical writings --
The Hawaiian renaissance and Hawaiian surfers --
The Hui o Heʻe Nalu --
Hui in American media : "terrorists" on the North Shore.
Responsibility: Isaiah Helekunihi Walker.

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Argues that throughout the twentieth century Hawaiian surfers have successfully resisted colonial encroachment in the po`ina nalu (surf zone). Drawing from Hawaiian language newspapers and oral  Read more...

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A finely crafted book. . . . [Walker's] points are very well-researched, finely attributed (he has an excellent index and bibliography), and more importantly, break down commonly accepted portrayals Read more...

 
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