Past imperfect: displacing Hawaiians as hosts in a 'drop out' community in Hawai'i

Pickering, L. (2010) Past imperfect: displacing Hawaiians as hosts in a 'drop out' community in Hawai'i. In: Trundle, C. and Bonisch-Brednich, B. (eds.) Local Lives: Migration and the Micropolitics of Place. Series: Studies in Migration and Diaspora. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 49-63. ISBN 9781409401032

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Who is a host? What makes a host? This chapter seeks to ask and then problematise these question. It does so through exploring ethnographic data on white 'drop outs' who had relocated to Hawai'i and their relations with the islands' indigenous peoples. In it, I show how Hawaiians were displaced by some drop outs as the islands' indigenous population and thus true 'hosts' and replaced by semi-mytical menehune who better fulfilled drop out expectations of guest-host relations. In so doing, I highlight the role of expectation in shaping guest-host relationship in immigrant community.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Hawai'i, counterculture, migration, place
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pickering, Dr Lucy
Authors: Pickering, L.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Local Lives: Migration and the Micropolitics of Place

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