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A Fictive Kinship: Making "Modernity," "Ancient Hawaiians," and the Telescopes on Mauna Kea
What can Mauna Kea teach us about settler colonialism in Hawai‘i? This article -analyzes the politics and poetics of the struggle over Mauna a Wākea and the Thirty Meter Telescope (or TMT)—a $1.4 billion observatory boasting to be the next “world’s largest telescope,” proposed for construction on the mountain considered sacred to Kanaka ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiians), that, if built, would become the summit’s fourteenth.