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ERIC Number: EJ951399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Ma ka Hana ka 'Ike (In the Work Is the Knowledge): Kaona as Rhetorical Action
McDougall, Brandy Nalani; Nordstrom, Georganne
College Composition and Communication, v63 n1 p98-121 Sep 2011
Malea Powell's description of composition and rhetoric's scholarship on American Indian texts echoes assertions made by Scott Richard Lyons, who writes that while the literature of the past decade demonstrates the discipline's efforts at including Native ways of knowing in scholarly discussions and classroom curricula, representations of Native texts, and correspondingly Native peoples, often include "Indian stereotypes and cultural appropriation" and are virtually void of "discourse on sovereignty and the status of Indian nations." Drawing on Powell's "rhetorics of survivance" and Scott Richard Lyons's "rhetorical sovereignty" as a framework, the authors examine how kaona, a Hawaiian rhetorical device, is employed within Queen Lili'uokalani's autobiography and Haunani-Kay Trask's poetry as a call for Hawaiian resistance against American colonialism through allusions to Pele-Hi'iaka stories. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii