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Author Louis, Renee Pualani, author

Title Kanaka Hawai'i cartography : hula, navigation, and oratory / Renee Pualani Louis ; with Aunty Moana Kahele
Published Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 218 pages) : illustrations
Series First peoples : new directions in indigenous studies
First peoples (2010)
Contents Illustrations ix -- Ka Hō'oia'i'o 'Ana (Acknowledgments) xi -- He Oli Komo (A Request to Enter) xiii -- Welina (Greetings) xv -- Aia i Hea Au? (Where Am I?) xxi -- Ka 'Ōlelo Mua (Introduction) 1 ; Part 1. Nā Kahua Hawai'i (Hawai'i Foundations). Chapter one. Nā Kumu Mana'o Hawai'i (Hawai'i Theoretical Sources) 17 -- Mana as a Kanaka Hawai'i Ontology 21 -- 'Ohana as a Kanaka Hawai'i Epistemology 22 -- Kinolau and Kaona as Kanaka Hawai'i Methodological Processes 25 -- Papakū Makawalu as a Kanaka Hawai'i Methodology 27 -- Kanaka Hawai'i Sensory Perception 30. Chapter two. Nā Kuana 'Ike Hawai'i (Hawai'i Knowledge Perspectives) 34 -- Kū i ke Kino (Pertaining to the Body) 35 -- Kū i ka Mokupuni (Pertaining to the Island) 37 -- Kū i ka Honua (Pertaining to the Planet) 42 -- Diurnal cycles 43 -- Lunar cycles 44 Seasonal cycles 45 Annual cycle 46. Chapter three. Nā Māhele 'Ike Hawai'i (Hawai'i Knowledge Classifications) 50 -- Kū i ke Kino (Pertaining to the Body) 50 -- Body-centric professional classifications 51 -- Body-centric gendered classifications 52 -- Body-centric genealogical classifications 54 -- Kū i ka Mokupuni (Pertaining to the Island) 55 -- Island-centric physiological landscape classifications 55 -- Island-centric physiological oceanscape classifications 59 -- Island-centric physiological skyscape classifications 60 -- Island-centric physiological starscape classifications 62 -- Island-centric sociopolitical landscape classifications 63 -- Kū i ka Honua (Pertaining to the Planet) 67 ; Part 2. Nā Hana Hawai'i (Hawai'i Practices). Chapter four. Ka Ho'okele (Hawai'i Navigation) 83 -- Preparing the Navigator 86 -- Ka Huaka'i (The Journey) 97 -- Perceptions of Kanaka Hawai'i Spatial/Temporal Knowledge Acquisition 107. Chapter five. Ka Haku 'Ana (Hawai'i Composing) 110 -- Preparing the Composer 113 -- Ka Ha'i Mo'olelo 'Ana (Storytelling) 132 -- Perceptions of Kanaka Hawai'i Spatial/Temporal Knowledge Symbolization 141. Chapter six. Ka Hula (Hawai'i Dance) 143 -- Preparing the Dancer 146 -- Ka Hō'ike (The Performance) 158 -- Perceptions of Kanaka Hawai'i Spatial/Temporal Knowledge Transmission 162. Chapter seven. Ka 'Ōlelo Hope (Conclusion) 165 -- Eia Au (I Am Here) 173 --Glossary 177 -- Notes 195 -- References 199 -- Index 209
Summary "Kanaka Hawai'i cartographic practices are a compilation of intimate, interactive, and integrative processes that expresses Kanaka Hawai'i spatial realities through specific perspectives, protocols, and performances. It is distinctive from Western cartographic practices in that Kanaka Hawai'i recognize the forces of nature and other metaphysical elements as fundamental spatial relationships. Hawai'i and Western cartographic practices are not dualistic. Framing them as such is a Western knowledge construct that inevitably places one cartographic practice as the dominant and the other as the marginalized. A Kanaka Hawai'i knowledge construct recognizes both cartographic practices as complementary traditions. It is my hope this book provides a conduit for others to define the specificities of their own cartographic practices"--Renee Pualani Louis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
Subject Cultural geography -- Hawaii.
Human ecology -- Hawaii.
Human geography -- Hawaii.
National characteristics, Hawaiian.
Hawaii -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Kahele, Moana, author
ISBN 0870718908 (electronic bk.)
9780870718908 (electronic bk.)