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More than Cricket and FootballInternational Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity$
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Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496809889

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.001.0001

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Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Kahanamoku

Racialized Colonization and the Exoticization of Aquatic Royalty

(p.99) Duke Kahanamoku
More than Cricket and Football

Joel S. Franks

University Press of Mississippi

Duke Kahanamoku’s success in swimming and surfing in the early twentieth century made him one of the world’s most famous Hawaiians and aquatic stars. This chapter examines Kahanamoku’s Hawaiian identity and American citizenship as they were discussed and understood during his competitive career. His recent celebration as the subject of a postage stamp and statue indicates the ways Kahanamoku’s reputation has shifted over time.

Keywords:   Hawaii, Swimming, Surfing, Olympic games, Racial animus

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