Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai'i


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Duke University Press
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5.4 X 9.0 X 1.1 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and author of Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai'i and the Philippines, also published by Duke University Press.

Hōkūlani K. Aikau is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah and author of A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i.


"This brilliant and beautiful collection--which features interviews, personal essays, collaborative pieces with community elders, family histories, and more--is a rich ethical project that offers so much for so many. Mahalo!"--J. Kehaulani Kauanui, author of "Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism"
"[Detours] seeks to flip travel writing's static script, telling tourists that they are not entitled to all things Hawaiian because the Hawai'i of their imagination is obliterating the Hawai'i of Kanaka Maoli. . . . [Aikau and Gonzalez are] hoping to reach those who intend to become better guests, even if they're in the minority."--Bani Amor "Fodor's Travel"
"The stories, art and ideas collected in Detours are a guide to the contributors' connections to Hawaii. As a collective, the stories demonstrate how readers can learn about Hawaii beyond the veneer of tourism, and approach the island-state in a way that honors and reduces harm to the local cultures and communities."--Crystal Paul "Seattle Times" (10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM)