Cover

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Title Page

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p. iii

Copyright Page

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p. iv

Table of Contents

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p. vii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

This could have been, in someone else’s mind and hands, a much largerscale book, along the lines of Paul Lyons’s American Pacificism: Oceania in the U.S. Imagination (2005) or Vilsoni Hereniko and Rob Wilson’s collection Inside Out: Literature, Cultural Politics, and Identity in the New Pacific (1999)—projects I very much admire for their capacity to bring knowledge of so many different fields to bear on our understanding of Pacific...

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Chapter 1. Introduction

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pp. 1-28

This book focuses on the representation of Hawai‘i as a legendary space in modern and contemporary narratives that, via verbal and visual translation, have adapted Native Hawaiian traditional stories. This is not a book about Hawaiian legends. It is a study of how Hawaiian stories labeled as ‘‘legends’’ have been translated to produce a legendary Hawai‘i...

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Chapter 2. Hawai‘i’s Storied Places: Learning from Anne Kapulani Landgraf’s ‘‘Hawaiian View’’

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pp. 29-59

Anne Kapulani Landgraf’s 1994 book, Na Wahi Pana O Ko‘olau Poko: Legendary Places of Ko‘olau Poko, presents eighty-three black-and-white photographs of the southern windward district on the island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, that were first shown in loco at the beautiful Ho‘omaluhia Park in Ka ne‘ohe (see Figure 1).1 The photographs are displayed side by side...

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Chapter 3. The Production of Legendary Hawai‘i: Out of Place Stories I

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pp. 60-101

While the 1989 promotional video in the epigraph visually juxtaposes the Kahala Hilton’s modern comforts to otherwise seemingly uninhabited landscapes of Hawai‘i—‘‘Aloha! We invite you to step into a world of timeless elegance and luxury set in a land of lush, tropical beauty’’—it unself-consciously publicizes the resort (since then replaced by the...

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Chapter 4. Emma Nakuina’s Hawaii: Its People, Their Legends: Out of Place Stories II

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pp. 102-136

In her 1905 Paradise of the Pacific article ‘‘Give the Tourists More Variety,’’ Elinor A. Langton suggested that while ‘‘Climate and scenery are well enough for the visitor at first,’’ many tourists coming to Hawai‘i harbored the desire to get ‘‘an insight into the wild life of the Polynesians,’’ as an Oregon lady had told her (18.3:15). Just how to satisfy this desire...

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Chapter 5. Stories in Place: Dynamics of Translation and Re-Cognition

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pp. 137-167

Chapter 3 documented the turn-of-the-twentieth-century production of legendary Hawai‘i, one part of the period’s promotional English-language literature about Hawai‘i. Violently disrupting Hawaiian traditions of storytelling—mo‘olelo generally, but wahi pana specifically—to benefit non-Hawaiians primarily and to support ideologically the annexation of...

Notes

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pp. 169-201

Works Cited

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pp. 203-219

Index

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pp. 221-227

Acknowledgments

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pp. 229-230