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Lady Friends: Hawaiian Ways and the Ties That Define (Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

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Many indigenous Hawaiians who have moved to the islands' cities languish at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale and are thought to have lost their cultural roots. Initially apolitical urban Hawaiians were often skeptical of activists who sought to revitalize traditional ways; yet, as Karen L. Ito shows, Hawaiian women in particular continue to maintain and express crucial aspects of their cultural heritage in their lifestyle and interactions with others.<P>Ito conducted intensive fieldwork with six Honolulu families, all of which shared the distinguishing characteristics of Hawaii's matrifocaI society. In her close examination of the friendships and family relations among the women in these households, she focuses on the significance of a traditional manner of speech known as "talk story" which they use when conversing together. She describes how her subjects employ metaphoric Language to address issues concerning responsibility, retribution, understandings of self and personhood, and methods for conflict resolution. For these "lady friends, " Ito finds, the emotional quality and quantity of their social relationships help define personal identity while their common concepts of morality bind them together.<P>By applying ethnopsychological strategies to the exploration of culture, Ito demonstrates cultural continuity at a level where most observers would not expect to find it. Lady Friends brings a new dimension to Hawaiian research.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-171) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801499395
Author:
Ito, Karen L.
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Author:
Ito, Karen L.
Location:
Ithaca :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Hawaiians
Subject:
Women, Hawaiian
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Hawaiians - Ethnic identity
Subject:
Hawaiians -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Anthropology of Contemporary Issues (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.02x6.10x.45 in. .58 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » Hawaii
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