This collection of original essays provides detailed analyses of multicultural approaches to a multiethnic reality and how multiculturalism holds together the fabric of society in the Aloha State. Each contributor notes that a considerable number of ethnic groups take pride in their cultural heritage, speak the language of their ancestors, have developed a unique local culture, and coexist with those who are part of a mainland culture. That Hawai'i is a case of successful multiculturalism is also evidenced by a high rate of cross-ethnic inter-marriage, a lack of group scapegoating, and an absence of recent ethnic violence. That Hawai'i has serious economic, political, and social problems is undeniable, but the manner in which they are addressed is a lesson to other parts of the world. Index. Bibliography.