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Jacked up and unjust : Pacific Islander teens confront violent legacies

Author: Katherine Irwin; Karen Umemoto
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the context of two hundred years of American colonial control in the Pacific, Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto shed light on the experiences of today's inner city and rural girls and boys in Hawai'i who face racism, sexism, poverty, and political neglect. Basing their book on nine years of ethnographic research, the authors highlight how legacies of injustice endure, prompting teens to fight for dignity and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Irwin; Karen Umemoto
ISBN: 9780520958883 0520958888 9780520283022 0520283023
OCLC Number: 992515398
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto.

Abstract:

In the context of two hundred years of American colonial control in the Pacific, Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto shed light on the experiences of today's inner city and rural girls and boys in Hawai'i who face racism, sexism, poverty, and political neglect. Basing their book on nine years of ethnographic research, the authors highlight how legacies of injustice endure, prompting teens to fight for dignity and the chance to thrive in America, a nation that the youth describe as inherently 'jacked up' - rigged - and 'unjust.' While the story begins with the youth battling multiple contingencies, it ends on a hopeful note with many of the teens overcoming numerous hardships, often with the guidance of steadfast, caring adults.

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