Cover

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Title page, Copyright

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Contents

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List of Illustrations

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiii

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Introduction. "Why do you want to go Hawai'i?"

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pp. 1-26

It was a frosty spring in western New York when I was trying to figure out my postcollege plans. I had spent the past four years at a small, private university located near Lake Ontario, and I was looking for some change...

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Chapter 1. Overlapping Architectures

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pp. 27-48

There are several neighborhoods in O‘ahu that most local people identify as “Filipino neighborhoods.” One of my interviewees, Antonio Buan, who was taking an Ilokano language class at the University of Hawai‘i at...

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Chapter 2. "What's so p/funny?"

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pp. 49-73

Sherry Ann is anxious and excited to tell me a story about “being Filipino in Hawai‘i.” She describes herself as a “Local Filipino” but is quick to add, “but I didn’t really grow up Filipino.” When I first asked to interview her...

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Chapter 3. "Anything but . . ."

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pp. 74-97

Ramon Jacinto is a well-respected senior Filipino community leader. Although he has spent most of his life on O‘ahu, he also spent significant amounts of time on another island. Ramon describes himself as “a child of...

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Chapter 4. "The Center is not just for Filipinos, but for all of Hawai'i nei"

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pp. 98-128

It is a typical hot, dry summer morning in Waipahu, a rural, working-class neighborhood and historic plantation town located near Pearl Harbor on the leeward (western) side of O‘ahu. It is sunny and eighty-five degrees, and only...

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Conclusion. Unsettling Hawai'i

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pp. 129-136

In the November 2002 gubernatorial election, Republican candidate Linda Lingle, a former mayor of Maui County, soundly defeated Lieutenant Governor Mazie Hirono. Lingle’s victory was particularly significant because...

Notes

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pp. 137-148

Bibliography

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pp. 149-162

Index

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pp. 163-176