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Recently Added E-Books, part 2

Another round of Hawai'i- or Pacific-related electronic books have been added to the Hamilton libraries, to further enhance accessibility to high-use titles. The recent batch includes:

Title : Endangered Languages of Austronesia
Author : Florey, Margaret
eISBN : 0191571210
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Title : Tourism and National Identity
Author : Frew, Elspeth; White, Leanne
eISBN : 1135146845
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Title : Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology
Author : Craig, Robert D.
eISBN : 0313069468
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Title : Language, Space, and Social Relationships : A Foundational Cultural Model in Polynesia
Author : Bennardo, Giovanni
eISBN : 0511539932
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Title : Polynesians in…

Recently Added E-Books

UH-Manoa's Hamilton Library has recently added several electronic books to its holdings, including some high-demand titles of interest to Hawai'i and Pacific researchers. More are currently in the process of being purchased, but in the meantime the below titles are now available. (As new titles are added, links will be included with their records in the library's online Voyager catalog):

Aloha betrayed : native Hawaiian resistance to American colonialism / Noenoe K. SilvaAmerican Pacificism : Oceania in the U.S. imagination / Paul LyonsAmerican Surfer : Radical Culture and Capitalism/ Kristin Lawler.Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture / Lee D. BakerAsian settler colonialism : from local governance to the habits of everyday life in Hawaiʻi / Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Y. Okamura, editors.Date which will live : Pearl Harbor in American memory/ Emily S. RosenbergThe gifts of civilization : germs and genocide in Hawaiʻi / O.A. BushnellThe growth and collapse of P…

Upcoming CPIS Events

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, see links at bottom, or click on the images at right.
Aloha friends and colleagues,  Please join us for films and seminars during the final weeks of the semester: 
Thursday 4/19  – Pacific Film Series presentsShiro’s Head(Guam) 2008 6:30 pm Tokioka Room, Moore 319 cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program and Pan Pacific Association 
Tuesday 4/24 – Marata Tamaira, PhD candidate Australian National University (CPIS MA, 2009), “Visual Sovereignty and Indigenous Countervisuality: Picturing Contemporary Kanaka Maoli Art Practice in Hawai‘i”, 12:00 pm  John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, East-West Center cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program 
Wednesday 4/25 – Semir Al Wardi (University of French Polynesia), “Democracy in French Polynesia”  12:00 pm John Burns Hall 3121/3125, East-West Center cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development. 

Fellowship for Graduate Study of Literatures of the Pacific

The below is quoted directly from a release circulated by the UH-Manoa Department of English:
Announcing the Amos P. and Edna Lee Leib Fellowship for Graduate Study of Literatures of the Pacific

Application Deadline: April 23, 2012
Notification of Award: April 27, 2012

For the next four years, the Amos P. and Edna Lee Leib Memorial Fellowship for the Graduate Study of Literatures of the Pacific will support one graduate student  each year pursuing the study of literatures of the Pacific (defined as Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian) at the graduate-level through the English Department, the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, or in any graduate program at UHM. Pacific literatures must be the primary focus of the applicant's studies and special consideration will be given to those students whose career goals include the teaching and dissemination of Pacific literary texts within the regions listed above. Funds are intended to be used for educational costs related…