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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 52. Do Hawaiian religious practices have any political significance?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43167


Hawaiian religious practices have a multi-nuanced political significance when considered through the lens of power. This point is evidenced by the traditional understanding of human-deities power relations, the Hawaiian word for that which in English is termed religion, and past and present Hawaiian religious practices.

Chapter Contributors

  • Marie Alohalani Brown ( - mabrown) 'University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa'