A significant contribution to shifting the discourse about race in Hawai'i to one that is deeply aware and critical of settler colonialism.
[A] stimulating monograph addressing gender, race, and colonialism across a variety of disciplines.
Rohrer brilliantly brings together works on indigenous politics, settler colonialism, critical race theory, Native Pacific cultural studies, gender analyses, and Chicana studies to unmask the power of settler colonial processes, while highlighting ongoing resistances. It doesn't stop there; rather, through her fearless engagement with indigenous claims, Rohrer encourages and assists readers, haole or otherwise, to imagine a more just and decolonial future.
—Noenoe K. Silva, Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Focusing on how racializing processes have worked in tandem with land loss, Rohrer skillfully details how haoleness (whiteness) might be activated in ways that unsettle rather than further the structures of settler colonialism that have captured us all. This book brilliantly demonstrates the vitality and necessity of engaging indigeneity across a range of disciplines and subject positions.
—Jodi A. Byrd, Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign