Intercultural Alliances, Volume 25 of The International and Intercultural Communication Annual, reflects the struggle to comprehend our international communities and improve the ways in which we communicate and negotiate across cultures. Carefully organized and edited by Mary Jane Collier, this accessible volume defines intercultural alliances and demonstrates their potential through examples of effective and ineffective alliances. A group of diverse and distinguished contributors presents an array of approaches to intercultural alliances, analyzing relationships between groups and individuals; institutionally based relationships that are constrained and enabled by structures, ideologies, and histories; and relationships as situated discourse. Tailored for scholars who study culture, communication, sociology, or language, Intercultural Alliances is also essential reading for upper level undergraduate and graduate students interested in culture or communication.

Connecting Hawaiians: The Politics of Authenticity in the Hawaiian Diaspora

Connecting hawaiians: The politics of authenticity in the hawaiian diaspora
Rona TamikoHalualaniSan Jose State University

In February 2000, in the Rice v. Cayetano case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that non-Hawaiian residents of Hawai'i could no longer be barred from voting for officers of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (hereafter OHA), a state organization created to aid and serve Native Hawaiians (TenBruggencate, 2001). The Supreme Court decision asserted that the previous OHA policies that allowed only Hawaiian participation reflected unconstitutional race-based discrimination. In addition, this decision ruled that non-Hawaiians could also run for office in OHA. Such a ruling refused the notion that Hawaiians are indigenous to Hawai'i and thus are entitled to native claims (e.g., land, ...

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