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dc.creatorTaniguchi, Angela S.
dc.creatorHeidenreich, Linda
dc.description.abstractThe term Hapa is Hawaiian in origin and roughly means ‘half’. Recently, many mixedrace Asian/Pacific Islanders on the mainland began identifying with and using the term Hapa to create organizations specific to their needs. Largely recognized as a “California phenomenon,” the number of Asian-descent multiracials identifying as Hapa is ever increasing. Here I investigate the use of the term Hapa historically, as well as its current use in California. I then discuss the potential political implications of Mixedrace Asian/Pacific Islanders coalescing under the term.
dc.publisherWashington State University. Graduate School. McNair Program
dc.rightsIn copyright
dc.subjectmultiracial identities
dc.subjectidentity labels
dc.subjectAsian and Pacific Islander Americans
dc.subjectCalifornia Hapas
dc.titleRe-Mix: Rethinking the use of Hapa in Mixedrace Asian/Pacific Islander American Community Organizing
dc.typeUndergraduate Journal
dc.description.citationTaniguchi, Angela S. and Heidenreich Linda. Re-Mix: Rethinking the use of Hapa in Mixedrace Asian/Pacific Islander American Community Organizing. WSU McNair Journal. Fall 2005. p 135-146.

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