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as am response 3 - Kang, (Haira) Esther As Am 71, W 5-5:50...

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Kang, (Haira) Esther As Am 71, W 5-5:50 Due Date: Week 6 Response 3 “Lovely Hula Hands: Corporate Tourism and the Prostitution of Hawaiian Culture” by Haunani-Kay Trask tells the point of view of the author and exposes her feelings as a Native Hawaiian, of the loss of the Hawaiian land, the near extinction of the Hawaiian language, and the transformation of the hula. She blames tourism and cultural prostitution for the destruction of the Native land and the little choice Hawaiians have over the oppression. While Hawaiians are losing their cultural aspects of life, Americans are blinded by the fantasy of Hawaii as a place for escape; a place many call paradise. Paradise is ironic because Hawaiians could not do as they pleased when there were changes forced on their own land which limited their freedom. Trask explains, “After nearly two thousand years of speaking Hawaiian, our people suffered the near extinction of our language through its banning by the American-imposed government in 1900, the year Hawai’i became a
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