The Resource Oh, say, can you see? : the semiotics of the military in Hawaiʻi, Kathy E. Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull

Oh, say, can you see? : the semiotics of the military in Hawaiʻi, Kathy E. Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull

Label
Oh, say, can you see? : the semiotics of the military in Hawaiʻi
Title
Oh, say, can you see?
Title remainder
the semiotics of the military in Hawaiʻi
Statement of responsibility
Kathy E. Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull
Title variation
Semiotics of the military in Hawaiʻi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Everywhere you look in Hawaiʻi, you might see the military. And yet, in daily life few residents see the military at all -- it is hidden in plain sight. This paradox of invisibility and visibility, of the available and the hidden, is the subject of Oh, Say, Can You See?, which maps the power relations involving gender, race, and class that define Hawaiʻi in relation to the national security state. Western intruders into Hawaiʻi -- from the early explorers, missionaries, and sugar planters to the military, tourists, and foreign investors -- have seen the island nation as a feminine place, waiting to embrace those who come to penetrate, protect, mold, and develop, yet conveniently lacking whatever the newcomers claim to possess. Thus feminized, this book contends, the islands and the people have been reinscribed with meanings according to the needs, fears, and desires of outsiders. Authors Kathy E. Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull locate and "excavate" sites of memory, such as cemeteries, memorials, monuments, and museums, to show how the military constructs its gendered narrative upon prior colonial discourses. Among the sites considered are Fort DeRussy, Pearl Harbor, and Punchbowl Cemetery, as well as the practices of citizenship that are produced or foreclosed by the narratives of order and security written upon Hawaiʻi by the military. This semiotic investigation of ways the military marks Hawaiʻi necessarily explores the intersection of immigration, colonialism, military expansion, and tourism on the islands. Attending to the ways in which the military represents itself and others represent the military, the authors locate the particular representational elements that both conceal and reveal the military's presence and power; in doing so, they seek to expand discursive space so that other voices can be heard."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
355/.009969
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UA26.H38
LC item number
F47 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • indexes
Series statement
Borderlines
Series volume
volume 10
Label
Oh, say, can you see? : the semiotics of the military in Hawaiʻi, Kathy E. Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-261) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Traffic in Tropical Bodies -- Looking in the Mirror at Fort DeRussy -- Constructing and Contesting the Frame at Fort DeRussy -- Remembering and Forgetting at Punchbowl National Cemetery -- Seeing as Believing at the Arizona Memorial -- The Pedagogy of Citizenship
Control code
ocn858975459
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299913295
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
522580
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32261500
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858975459
  • jstor1299913296

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