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Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) download epub

by Hokulani K. Aikau


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-Journal of Mormon History.

A Chosen People, a Promised Land is a fascinating book. -Greg Johnson, author of Sacred Claims: Repatriation and Living Tradition. -Journal of Mormon History. Hokulani K. Aikau is associate professor of indigenous and Native Hawaiian politics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

A Chosen People, a Promised Land explores how Native Hawaiian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints negotiate their place in this . 1 Mormonism, Race, and Lineage: The Making of a Chosen People.

A Chosen People, a Promised Land explores how Native Hawaiian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints negotiate their place in this quintesse. In the 1850s the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, drawing upon dominant notions of race and worthiness, began to redraw the boundaries between those souls who they deemed chosen and those who were not. At that time the church reasoned that the social meanings of black skin marked sin and unworthiness.

Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i

Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i. Published by: University of Minnesota Press. Series: First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies. Aikau traces how Native Hawaiians became integrated into the religious doctrine of the church as a chosen people -even at a time when exclusionary racial policies regarding black members of the church were being codified. Aikau shows how Hawaiians and other Polynesian saints came to be considered chosen and how they were able to use their venerated status toward their own spiritual, cultural, and pragmatic ends.

Gina Colvin is a New Zealand indigenous scholar and traces her ancestry from both . Hokulani Aikau, author of A Chosen People, A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i.

Gina Colvin is a New Zealand indigenous scholar and traces her ancestry from both the Ngā Puhi and Ngāti Porou tribe.

Chosen People, a Promised Land : Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Chosen People, a Promised Land : Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i. Christianity figured prominently in the imperial and colonial exploitation and dispossession of indigenous peoples worldwide, yet many indigenous people embrace Christian faith as part of their cultural and ethnic identities Full description.

In her historical examination A Chosen People, a Promised Land .

In her historical examination A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i, Hokulani K. Aikau traces the complex and unique history of Native Hawaiian Latter-Day Saints (more commonly known as Mormons) from the mid-nineteenth century to today.

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Riley Moffat, "Hokulani K. Aikau, A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai‘i," The Journal of Religion 93, no. 3 (July 2013): 388-389. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. The Apostle Paul in Arabia. Stephen's Defense before the Sanhedrin. Some Characteristics of Hinduism as a Religion. The Ethical Theory of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Interpretations and Misinterpretations. How Old Was Solomon When He Began to Reign?

Mormonism and race in Hawai'i.

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Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai‘i. In Global Connections and Local Receptions: New Latino Immigration to the Southeastern United States, ed. J. Shefner and F. Ansley, 290–318. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i Press.

Christianity figured prominently in the imperial and colonial exploitation and dispossession of indigenous peoples worldwide, yet many indigenous people embrace Christian faith as part of their cultural and ethnic identities. A Chosen People, a Promised Land gets to the heart of this contradiction by exploring how Native Hawaiian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (more commonly known as Mormons) understand and negotiate their place in this quintessentially American religion.

Mormon missionaries arrived in Hawai‘i in 1850, a mere twenty years after Joseph Smith founded the church. Hokulani K. Aikau traces how Native Hawaiians became integrated into the religious doctrine of the church as a “chosen people”—even at a time when exclusionary racial policies regarding black members of the church were being codified. Aikau shows how Hawaiians and other Polynesian saints came to be considered chosen and how they were able to use their venerated status toward their own spiritual, cultural, and pragmatic ends.

Using the words of Native Hawaiian Latter-Day Saints to illuminate the intersections of race, colonization, and religion, A Chosen People, a Promised Land examines Polynesian Mormon articulations of faith and identity within a larger political context of self-determination.


Comments: (2)

Sinredeemer
I could not put my Kindle down once I started reading this book. Dr. Aikau's ability to identify the nuances and complexities of Native Hawaiian identity in a manner I have never seen before. Rather than simply disregarding "colonial" structures and institutions as detrimental to Native populations, Dr. Aikau performs the difficult task of digging deeper than the surface layers to uncover and understand the decisions and compromises made by a certain segment of the Native Hawaiian community.

While Dr. Aikau may be perceived as taking a gentle approach in her critique, in comparison to other critical theory scholars, in no way is the depth of her research and scholarship compromised. This is a great read and money well-spent.
Warianys
Very disappointing! The title is deceptive! I was expecting a knowledgeable author who knew or could expand upon the Hawaiian people and the Book of Mormon. I was completely wrong. I would not recommend this book to anyone. Her point of view is slanted and denigrating to my Hawaiian/LDS heritage!!!
Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) download epub
Humanities
Author: Hokulani K. Aikau
ISBN: 0816674612
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; 3 edition (January 18, 2012)
Pages: 264 pages