Pacific Islander Youth and Native Justice
- PUBLISHED: May 2021
- SUBJECT LISTING: Asian American Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Anthropology
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 288 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 25 b&w illus.
- ISBN: 9780295748580
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
From hip-hop artists in the Marshall Islands to innovative multimedia producers in Vanuatu to racial justice writers in Utah, Pacific Islander youth are using radical expression to transform their communities. Exploring multiple perspectives about Pacific Islander youth cultures in such locations as Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Hawai‘i, and Tonga, this cross-disciplinary volume foregrounds social justice methodologies and programs that confront the ongoing legacies of colonization, incarceration, and militarization. The ten essays in this collection also highlight the ways in which youth throughout Oceania and the diaspora have embraced digital technologies to communicate across national boundaries, mobilize sites of political resistance, and remix popular media. By centering Indigenous peoples’ creativity and self-determination, Reppin’ vividly illuminates the dynamic power of Pacific Islander youth to reshape the present and future of settler cities and other urban spaces in Oceania and beyond.
Authors & Contributors
Keith L. Camacho is professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Sacred Men: Law, Torture, and Retribution in Guam. The other contributors are: Stella Black, Alika Bourgette, Thomas Dick, Sarah Doyle, Moses Ma’alo Faleolo, Edmond Fehoko, Mary K. Good, ‘Inoke Hafoka, Jacquie Kidd, Lea Lani Kinikini, Kepa ʻŌkusitino Maumau, Vaoiva Ponton, Demiliza Saramosing, Jessica A. Schwartz, Arcia Tecun, Katey Thom, and Moana ‘Ulu‘ave-Hafoka.
This anthology serves as a cornerstone of indigenous anthropological research, reclaiming Pasifika identity not just for the youth of today, but for those of future generations.- New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies
One of the most original and inspiring books in youth studies I’ve read. The Indigenous futurities and urban Oceanic imaginaries eloquently presented offer alternative relations to land, seas, and skies.- Sunaina Maira, author of The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror
A politically astute and analytically rich understanding of new formations of Indigeneity, race, gender, and modernity in the urban Pacific.- Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, author of Native Men Remade: Gender and Nation in Contemporary Hawai’i
Remarkable for its quality and breadth, Reppin’ attends to the expansiveness of Oceania. This volume could easily structure courses on youth communities, popular cultures, and cities of the Pacific.- Nitasha Sharma, author of Hip Hop Desis: South Asian American, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness
One-of-a-kind and illuminating: something that not only fills a large gap in the literature of urban youth studies worldwide but also offers fresh perspectives about what it means to be from voices, places, and within situations we usually don’t hear about.- Rick Bonus, author of Locating Filipino Americans