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Maxine Hong Kingston$
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Helena Grice

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780719064029

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.001.0001

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Writing place – the politics of locality: Hawai'i One Summer (1987/1998)

Writing place – the politics of locality: Hawai'i One Summer (1987/1998)

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(p.95) 5 Writing place – the politics of locality: Hawai'i One Summer (1987/1998)
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Maxine Hong Kingston
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Helena Grice

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0005

Published in the wake of her first literary success, but reissued in 1988, Hawai'i One Summer reminds us of Kingston's strong attachment to place: here the Hawai'i of her early married years, where she worked as a teacher, raised her son and wrote her first fiction. As an extensive meditation upon place and environment in Hawai'i, the pieces here together represent Kingston's imbrication in a politics of ecology, and specifically a form of ecological feminism as well. This chapter argues that Hawai'i One Summer warrants critical attention as providing an additional, previously unconsidered, perspective upon this renowned writer.

Keywords:   Maxine Kingston, Hawai'i One Summer, Hawai'i, ecological feminism, ecology

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