Using the comparative historical method, this book looks at the experience of indigenous peoples, specifically the Native Hawaiians, showing how a nation can express culture and citizenship while seeking ways to attain greater sovereignty over territory, culture, and politics.
Keri Iyall Smith is assistant professor of Sociology at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. She teaches courses on globalization, indigenous peoples, and sociological theory. She has published articles on hybridity and world society, human rights, and teaching sociology. She is co-editor, with Judith R. Blau, of Public Sociologies Reader.