Social Process in Hawai‘i, Volume 46: Celebrating 100 Years of Local Studies

Paperback: $25.00
ISBN-13: 9781952460005
Published: December 2020

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336 pages | 9 b&w illustrations
  • About the Book
  • This issue of Social Process in Hawaiʻi celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Sociology, now part of the College of Social Sciences, which was founded by Romanzo Adams in 1920. Entitled Celebrating 100 Years of Local Studies, the issue is guest-edited by Lori Pierce of DePaul University and John P. Rosa of the University of Hawai‘i. Its sixteen articles are presented in two sections—Part I: Rethinking Hawaiʻi’s Past and Part II: New Directions in Contemporary Hawaiʻi. A preface by Patricia Steinhoff provides a brief overview of the department’s history and its long-standing commitment to engaging both students and faculty in research on local communities in Hawaiʻi.

    Pierce’s introduction to the volume traces how founder Romanzo Adams built up the department by obtaining a ten-year grant from the Rockefeller Foundation that supported faculty, graduate students, and the development of a social research laboratory. Undergraduate students learned research methods while conducting studies in local communities throughout Hawaiʻi, and their research papers have been preserved in the Romanzo Adams Social Research Laboratory (RASRL) in the University of Hawaiʻi archives at Hamilton Library. In the mid-1930s the department’s student Sociology Club began publishing research by both faculty and students in the department’s journal, Social Process in Hawaiʻi. Prominent sociologists have come to Hawaiʻi as visitors since the 1920s and 1930s to study the unique ethnic diversity in the islands and they, too, have contributed to the journal.

    After a hiatus of a decade in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Social Process in Hawaiʻi was revived by Kiyoshi Ikeda, who had been a student editor of the journal in the early 1950s and later returned as a senior faculty member. Since then it has been published with guest editors from the sociology department and other social science departments at the university. This anniversary issue includes a cumulative index of all forty-six issues of the journal, plus a cumulative index of all of the authors, editors, and other participants who have made Social Process in Hawaiʻi possible.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Lori Pierce, Editor

      Lori Pierce is associate professor in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies, DePaul University.
    • John P. Rosa, Editor

      John P. Rosa is associate professor of history at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.


    • Kaori Akiyama
    • Ethan Caldwell
    • Ruben Enrique Campos
    • Nicholas Chagnon
    • Meda Chesney-Lind
    • Brian Su-Jen Chung
    • Kealani Cook
    • Lynn Ann Davis
    • David T. Johnson
    • Noel J. Kent
    • Christine Kirk-Kuwaye
    • Roderick N. Labrador
    • A. Kaipo T. Matsumoto
    • Davianna Pōmaika‘i McGregor
    • Kelli Y. Nakamura
    • Enrico Neri
    • Jonathan Y. Okamura
    • Penn Pantumsinchai
    • Lori Pierce
    • Ann Pobutsky
    • Nathalie Rita
    • Alan Rosenfeld
    • Patricia G. Steinhoff
    • Chantrelle Ann Melenani Wai‘alae
    • Eli Revelle Yano Wilson