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The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration

David A. Chang


What if we were to understand indigenous people as the active agents of global exploration, rather than the passive objects of that exploration? What could such a new perspective on the project of global exploration reveal about the meaning of geographical understanding and its place in struggles over power in the context of colonialism? The World and All the Things upon It addresses these questions by tracing how Kānaka Maoli (indigenous Hawaiian people) in the nineteenth century explored the outside world and generated their own understandings of it. Written with passion, it draws on long-ig ... More

Keywords: Hawai‘i, Pacific Islanders, Global, Indigenous, Geography, Religion, Textuality/Book Studies, Colonialism, Sexuality, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816699414
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816699414.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Chang, author
University of Minnesota