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The Resource American aloha : cultural tourism and the negotiation of tradition, Heather A. Diamond

American aloha : cultural tourism and the negotiation of tradition, Heather A. Diamond

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American aloha : cultural tourism and the negotiation of tradition
Title
American aloha
Title remainder
cultural tourism and the negotiation of tradition
Statement of responsibility
Heather A. Diamond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the 1989 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, throngs of visitors gathered on the National Mall to celebrate Hawai'i's multicultural heritage through its traditional arts. The "edu-tainment" spectacle revealed a richly complex Hawai'i few tourists ever see and one never before or since replicated in a national space. The program was restaged a year later in Honolulu for a local audience and subsequently inspired several spin-offs in Hawai'i. In both Washington, D.C., and Honolulu, the program instigated a new paradigm for cultural representation. Based on archival research and extensive interviews with festival organizers and participants, this innovative cross-disciplinary study uncovers the behind-the-scenes negotiations and processes that inform the national spectacle of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Intersecting the fields of museum studies, folklore studies, Hawaiian studies, performance studies, cultural studies, and American studies, American Aloha supplies a nuanced analysis of how the carefully crafted staging of Hawai'i's cultural diversity was used to serve a national narrative of utopian multiculturalism--one that collapsed social inequities and tensions, masked colonial history, and subordinated indigenous politics--while empowering Hawai'i's traditional artists and providing a model for cultural tourism that has had long-lasting effects. Heather Diamond deftly positions the 1989 program within a history of institutional intervention in the traditional arts of Hawai'i's ethnic groups as well as in relation to local cultural revivals and the tourist industry. By tracing the planning, fieldwork, site design, performance, and aftermath stages of the program, she examines the uneven processes through which local culture is transformed into national culture and raises questions about the stakes involved in cultural tourism for both culture bearers and culture brokers
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digitized
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diamond, Heather A
Dewey number
398.209969
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
GR110.H38
LC item number
D53 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • Folklore
  • Hawaii
  • Folk festivals
  • Public opinion
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Volkscultuur
  • Festivals
  • Multiculturele samenlevingen
  • Hawaii
  • Folklore
  • Manners and customs
  • Public opinion
  • Hawaii
  • United States
Label
American aloha : cultural tourism and the negotiation of tradition, Heather A. Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cultural intervention in America's Eden -- Finding and defining traditional Hawaiʻi -- Interpreting an authentic "sense of place," building Hawaiʻi-topia -- Performing "the other side of the island" -- Beyond the festive afterglow
Control code
436168447
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 261 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861414
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861414
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22573/ctt62tcns
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436168447
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
American aloha : cultural tourism and the negotiation of tradition, Heather A. Diamond
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cultural intervention in America's Eden -- Finding and defining traditional Hawaiʻi -- Interpreting an authentic "sense of place," building Hawaiʻi-topia -- Performing "the other side of the island" -- Beyond the festive afterglow
Control code
436168447
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 261 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861414
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861414
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tcns
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436168447
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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