The Value of Hawaii 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions

Paperback: $23.99
ISBN-13: 9780824839758
Published: March 2014

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328 pages | 30 illustrations
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  • About the Book
  • How can more of us protect and create waiwai, value, for coming generations?

    Culturally-rich education. Holistic health systems. Organic farming and aquaculture. Creative and conscious urban development. Caring for one another across difference. Telling our stories.

    Continuing the conversation of The Value of Hawai‘i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future, this new collection offers passionate and poignant visions for our shared futures in these islands. The fresh voices gathered in this book share their inspiring work and ideas for creating value, addressing a wide range of topics: community health, agriculture, public education, local business, energy, gender, rural lifestyles, sacred community, activism, storytelling, mo‘olelo, migration, voyaging, visual art, music, and the ‘āina we continue to love and mālama. By exploring connections to those who have come before and those who will follow after, the contributors to this volume recenter Hawai‘i in our watery Pacific world. Their autobiographical essays will inspire readers to live consciously and lead as island people.

    Contributors
    : Jeffrey Tangonan Acido, U‘ilani Arasato, Kamana Beamer, Makena Coffman, Donovan Kūhiō Colleps, Sean Connelly, Elise Leimomi Dela Cruz-Talbert, Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, Consuelo Agarpao Gouveia, Tina Grandinetti, Hunter Heaivilin, Sania Fa‘amaile Betty P. Ickes, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Bonnie Kahape‘a-Tanner, Kainani Kahaunaele, Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, Haley Kailiehu, Hi‘ilei Kawelo, Keone Kealoha, Emelihter Kihleng, James Koshiba, Derek Kurisu, Dawn Mahi, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Mailani Neal, Ryan Oishi, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Eri Oura, Faith Pascua, Mark Patterson, Prime/John Hina, No‘u Revilla, Hāwane Rios, Darlene Rodrigues, Cheryse Julitta Kauikeolani Sana, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Lyz Soto, Innocenta Sound-Kikku, Cade Watanabe, Jill Yamasawa, Aiko Yamashiro, Matt N. Yamashita, Aubrey Morgan Yee.

  • Contributors
    • Aiko Yamashiro is a poet, a founding editor of Vice-Versa, a graduate student in English, and an instructor of de/anti-colonial literature of Hawai‘i.
    • Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua is associate professor of political science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where she teaches Hawaiian and Indigenous politics.
    • Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua is associate professor of political science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where she teaches Hawaiian and Indigenous politics.
    • Emelihter Kihleng is a poet and author. She has held academic and other professional positions in Pohnpei, Guam, Hawai‘i, and New Zealand, and is a curatorial research fellow at the MARKK, Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg, Germany.
    • Aiko Yamashiro is a poet, a founding editor of Vice-Versa, a graduate student in English, and an instructor of de/anti-colonial literature of Hawai‘i.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • This collection is an essential volume for readers who care about Hawai‘i’s present and future. It vividly demonstrates one of the values of Hawai‘i: it is blessed with many gifted writers. . . . The pages of this book express a palpable desire to speak unpretentiously and sincerely about what it means to do good in Hawai‘i and for Hawai‘i’s people. Perhaps the most powerful recurrent message in this collection is that ka ‘āina (the land) is an active force in the life of Hawai‘i, and that any person and any movement that seeks to make a better and more just Hawai‘i must center ‘āina in their thought and action. . . . By refraining from intervening strongly in the text, while providing the reader with a variety of viewpoints, the editors provide a context for reading each piece, wisely making this book a space for reflection.
      —David Chang, Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), 3:1