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Volcanoes, palm trees, and privilege : essays on Hawai'i

Author: Liz Prato
Publisher: Portland, OR : Overcup Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Volcanoes, Palm Trees And Privilege: Essays on Hawai'i by Liz Prato explores what it means to be a white tourist in a seemingly paradisiacal land that has been formed, and largely destroyed, by white outsiders. Hawaiian history, pop culture, and contemporary affairs are woven with personal narrative in fifteen essays that examine how the touristic ideal of Hawai'i came to be, and what it "is," at its core. The book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Prato
ISBN: 1732610304 9781732610309
OCLC Number: 1051134509
Description: 264 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Liz Prato.

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"Volcanoes, Palm Trees And Privilege: Essays on Hawai'i by Liz Prato explores what it means to be a white tourist in a seemingly paradisiacal land that has been formed, and largely destroyed, by white outsiders. Hawaiian history, pop culture, and contemporary affairs are woven with personal narrative in fifteen essays that examine how the touristic ideal of Hawai'i came to be, and what it "is," at its core. The book is a highly readable hybrid of the in-depth exploration of narrative journalism combined with the through-line of memoir"--Publisher's description.

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