Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai'i

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Many people first encounter Hawai'i through the imagination--a postcard picture of hula girls, lu'aus, and plenty of sun, surf, and sea. While Hawai'i is indeed beautiful, Native Hawaiians struggle with the problems brought about by colonialism, military occupation, tourism, food insecurity, high costs of living, and climate change. In this brilliant reinvention of the travel guide, artists, activists, and scholars redirect readers from the fantasy of Hawai'i as a tropical paradise and tourist destination toward a multilayered and holistic engagement with Hawai'i's culture and complex history. The essays, stories, artworks, maps, and tour itineraries in Detours create decolonial narratives in ways that will forever change how readers think about and move throughout Hawai'i.

Contributors. Hōkūlani K. Aikau, Malia Akutagawa, Adele Balderston, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Ellen-Rae Cachola, Emily Cadiz, Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar, David A. Chang, Lianne Marie Leda Charlie, Greg Chun, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, S. Joe Estores, Nicholas Kawelakai Farrant, Jessica Ka'ui Fu, Candace Fujikane, Linda H. L. Furuto, Sonny Ganaden, Cheryl Geslani, Vernadette Vicu a Gonzalez, Noelani Goodyear-Ka'ōpua, Tina Grandinetti, Craig Howes, Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, Noelle M. K. Y. Kahanu, Haley Kailiehu, Kyle Kajihiro, Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, Terrilee N. Kekoolani-Raymond, Kekuewa Kikiloi, William Kinney, Francesca Koethe, Karen K. Kosasa, N. Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Kapulani Landgraf, Laura E. Lyons, David Uahikeaikalei'ohu Maile, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Davianna Pōmaika'i McGregor, Laurel Mei-Singh, P. Kalawai'a Moore, Summer Kaimalia Mullins-Ibrahim, Jordan Muratsuchi, Hanohano Naehu, Malia Nobrega-Olivera, Katrina-Ann R. Kapā'anaokalāokeola Nākoa Oliveira, Jamaica Heolimelekalani Osorio, No'eau Peralto, No'u Revilla, Kalaniua Ritte, Maya L. Kawailanaokeawaiki Saffery, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Noenoe K. Silva, Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, Stephanie Nohelani Teves, Stan Tomita, Mehana Blaich Vaughan, Wendy Mapuana Waipā, Julie Warech

Product Details

Price: $29.95  $26.96
Publisher: Duke University Press
Published Date: November 08, 2019
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9781478006497

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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.

Reviews

"[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."-- (10/18/2019)
"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 "