Mai Kinohi

Aloha kākou, This blog will serve as the primary form of documenting my journey while researching my dissertation.  If you want more information on why i'm torturing myself with all this research, feel free to check out my prospectus here: Aikāne, A Kanaka Maoli Moʻolelo Beyond Queer Theory: Unsettling White Settler Logics and Empowering Indigenous Desires.  … Continue reading Mai Kinohi

hooku-a-kane & other essential Questions

Papahana: Collecting Aikāne references from Poepoe's Hiiaka Highlights: Nūpepa (TV) Guide, Hoʻokū-a-kāne and gender During my daily collection of aikāne references from Poepoe's Hiʻiaka i stumbled upon a couple things. The first was an interesting series called "Heaha Kahi Mea Hou." From what i can tell  the series was published almost every week between  August 5th 1910 and September 1st, … Continue reading hooku-a-kane & other essential Questions

“‘o kāu lehua nō lā ka pua o ka‘u mänai e kui ai” (your lehua blossom would be the one my lei-needle would pierce)

  Papahana: Collecting aikāne references from awaiāulu (to be honest, i collected this a couple weeks ago, before i had a blog. BUT I NEED TO SHARE THIS PASSAGE...sooo) Highlights:  When i began to think of Hiʻiaka as a site to learn more about desire and sexuality, i was enamored by the relationship between HIʻiaka and Hōpoe. … Continue reading “‘o kāu lehua nō lā ka pua o ka‘u mänai e kui ai” (your lehua blossom would be the one my lei-needle would pierce)

Mentorship and Methodology

Papahana: Hawaiian historical Society Research Day Materials Collected:  "No ka Moe Kolohe"  by Kauikeaouli in 1829   Developing Methods: (inspired by a conversation with Noelani Arista) Disregard Translations (for now) Focus on collecting relevant passages rather than indexing EVERY use Use Papakilo Use Forbes as a first step of collecting a legal chronology (Vol. 2 & … Continue reading Mentorship and Methodology

“Opposite” sex aikāne?

Papahana: Bishop Museum Archives Research Day Author/Creator: Kealanahele, Mekela , interviewee. Title: Interview with Mekela Kealanahele, Samuel Kealanahele, and Rubellite Kinney. Place and Date: Recorded at Kohala, Hawaii, August 1, 1955. Description: 1 sound tape reel (34 min.) : analog ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Track 6: Kealanahele tells the story of an epic fight … Continue reading “Opposite” sex aikāne?