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Reimagining the American Pacific : from South Pacific to Bamboo Ridge and beyond / Rob Wilson.

By: Wilson, Rob, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: DU18 .W55 2000Series: New Americanists: Publication: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000Description: xix, 295 p.ISBN: 0822325004 (cloth); 0822325233 (pbk.).Subject(s): Pacific Area -- Civilization | Public opinion -- Pacific Area
Contents:
Searching for "the local": Hawai'i as miss universe? -- Introduction : "how did you find America?" : on becoming Asia/Pacific -- 1 Imaging "Asia-Pacific" today : forgetting colonialisms in the magical waters of the Pacific -- 2 American trajectories into Hawai'i and the Pacific : imperial mappings, postcolonial contestations -- 3 Megatrends and micropolitics in the American Pacific : tracing some "local motions" from Mark Twain to bamboo ridge -- 4 Blue Hawai'i : bamboo ridge as "critical regionalism" -- 5 Bloody mary meets Lois-Ann Yamanaka : imagining Hawaiian locality, from South Pacific to bamboo ridge and beyond -- 6 Shark god on trial : invoking chief Ka-lani-o'pu'u in the local/indigenous/American struggle for place -- 7 Good-bye paradise : theorizing place, poetics, and cultural production in the American Pacific -- 8 Becoming global and local in the U.S. transnational imaginary of the Pacific -- 9 Postmodern X : Honolulu traces -- Part Italian, part many things else : creating "Asia/Pacific" along a Honolulu-Taipei line of flight.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Searching for "the local": Hawai'i as miss universe? -- Introduction : "how did you find America?" : on becoming Asia/Pacific -- 1 Imaging "Asia-Pacific" today : forgetting colonialisms in the magical waters of the Pacific -- 2 American trajectories into Hawai'i and the Pacific : imperial mappings, postcolonial contestations -- 3 Megatrends and micropolitics in the American Pacific : tracing some "local motions" from Mark Twain to bamboo ridge -- 4 Blue Hawai'i : bamboo ridge as "critical regionalism" -- 5 Bloody mary meets Lois-Ann Yamanaka : imagining Hawaiian locality, from South Pacific to bamboo ridge and beyond -- 6 Shark god on trial : invoking chief Ka-lani-o'pu'u in the local/indigenous/American struggle for place -- 7 Good-bye paradise : theorizing place, poetics, and cultural production in the American Pacific -- 8 Becoming global and local in the U.S. transnational imaginary of the Pacific -- 9 Postmodern X : Honolulu traces -- Part Italian, part many things else : creating "Asia/Pacific" along a Honolulu-Taipei line of flight.

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