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Title :【《UH・UR合同シシポジウム》報告】Reinterpreting Hawaiian Gender through J. H. K. Kānepu‘u's Work of Legendary Literature, “He Mo‘olelo o Hamanalau.”
Authors :Silva, Noenoe
Issue Date :29-Mar-2013
Abstract :In 1868, the mo‘olelo (tale, story, history) of Hāmanalau, a young woman from Ka‘ala mountain on O‘ahu, written by Joseph H. Kānepu‘u, was published as a serial in the Hawaiian language press. This is the only known written version of this hi/story from the oral tradition. The central relationship in the story is that of Hāwea, the powerful grandmother who can communicate with the spirit world, and Hāmanalau, her seemingly passive and powerless granddaughter. This paper will examine the ways that Kānepu‘u represented gender roles in the main characters of Hāwea, Hāmanalau, the boy Kaukanapōki‘i and lesser male characters. The paper will also examine gender roles as represented in the several marriage ceremonies described in the story. I argue that Hāwea and other characters are closely identified with the land and with other living beings, and that land, place names, and other beings such as birds are thus centrally important to concepts of gender, power, and the very nature of human beings.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :2186-7933
Publisher :琉球大学国際沖縄研究所
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/30114
Citation :国際琉球沖縄論集 = International Review of Ryukyuan and Okinawan Studies no.2 p.11 -18
Appears in Collections:No.2 (2013/3)

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