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Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire by Adria L Imada (review)

Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire by Adria L Imada (review) book and media reviews 217 such as Talanoa Ripples (Jione Havea, Aloha America: Hula Circuits through 2010) and Talanoa Rhythms, which I the U.S. Empire, by Adria L Imada. edited (2011). Both volumes published Durham, nc : Duke University Press, selected papers from Talanoa Oceania 2012. isbn cloth, 978-0-8223-5196-2; conferences in 2008–2009 and dealt paper, 978-0-8223-5207-5; ix + 270 more centrally with the concept but pages, abbreviations, notes, glossary, are never mentioned. Acknowledging bibliography, index. Cloth, us$89.95; existing works on the core topic by paper, us$24.95. other Pasifika authors, irrespective of fields and disciplines, would be a good Aloha America: Hula Circuits through step forward in building a research the U.S. Empire is an interdisciplin- culture. ary work that explores how hula The subtitle, “Building a Pasifika performances aided in the securing Research Culture,” is also mislead- of Hawai‘i as part of the US empire. ing because it gives a false impression Adria Imada examines the various that there was no existing culture ways that female hula dancers embod- of inquiry prior to brcss (Building ied the relationship of hospitality Research Capability in the Social between Hawaiians and the United Science network) and this volume. States from the time http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire by Adria L Imada (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 29 (1) – Jan 21, 2017

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book and media reviews 217 such as Talanoa Ripples (Jione Havea, Aloha America: Hula Circuits through 2010) and Talanoa Rhythms, which I the U.S. Empire, by Adria L Imada. edited (2011). Both volumes published Durham, nc : Duke University Press, selected papers from Talanoa Oceania 2012. isbn cloth, 978-0-8223-5196-2; conferences in 2008–2009 and dealt paper, 978-0-8223-5207-5; ix + 270 more centrally with the concept but pages, abbreviations, notes, glossary, are never mentioned. Acknowledging bibliography, index. Cloth, us$89.95; existing works on the core topic by paper, us$24.95. other Pasifika authors, irrespective of fields and disciplines, would be a good Aloha America: Hula Circuits through step forward in building a research the U.S. Empire is an interdisciplin- culture. ary work that explores how hula The subtitle, “Building a Pasifika performances aided in the securing Research Culture,” is also mislead- of Hawai‘i as part of the US empire. ing because it gives a false impression Adria Imada examines the various that there was no existing culture ways that female hula dancers embod- of inquiry prior to brcss (Building ied the relationship of hospitality Research Capability in the Social between Hawaiians and the United Science network) and this volume. States from the time

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Published: Jan 21, 2017

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