Waves of Knowing: A Seascape Epistemology
Seascape Epistemology: Ke Kino and Movement
Chapter 3 further develops the concept of seascape epistemology as an embodied and emotional ontology for Kanaka Maoli, which involves an engagement with ke kai in such a way that indigenous identity becomes mobile as the body merges with the fluid ocean. This ocean-body assemblage joins the rhythms of the seascape with the self, enabling a way of moving that is flexible and complex, both affective and intellectual. Seascape epistemology helps to repartition and redistribute dominant systems of knowing and engaging the world for Kanaka Maoli through an indigenous construction of both time and space found in-between dominant temporal and spatial constructions. Seascape epistemology is about knowing through movements of the body situated within places; movements which have the potential to shape and to (re)create the places we inhabit by both disrupting and enabling tempos of Hawaiian cultural sovereignty.