The Value of Hawaiʻi 3

Hulihia, the Turning

by Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpuaCraig HowesJonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole OsorioAiko Yamashiro
Contributors: Kēhaunani AbadRyan “Gonzo” GonzalezLucie KnorAlex MillerMalia AkutagawaLoke AlouaKuʻulani MuiseKathy Jetñil-KijinerChip FletcherMaxine BurkettNaima MooreJoseph Keaweʻaimoku KaholokulaHunter HeaivilinSumner La CroixLaura E. LyonsClaudia Wilcox-BoucherMahealani Perez-WendtDawn MoraisJamaica Heolimeleikalani OsorioKyle KajihiroTy P. Kāwika TenganMehana Blaich VaughanMonica MontgomeryKilikiina LuebbeNeil J. HannahsKamanamaikalani BeamerJohn De FriesNoelani PuniwaiKaʻehukai GoinD. Kapuaʻala SproatHenry CurtisCharles ReppunNoa Kekuewa LincolnMeda Chesney-LindRobert MerceMichael S. K. N. TsaiKainani KahaunaelePaige Miki Kalāokananikiʻekiʻe OkamuraNorman KaneshiroSimon Seisho TajiriWill CaronDina ShekAmy PerrusoAina IglesiasNeal MilnerDana Naone HallKeani Rawlins-FernandezTatiana Kalaniʻōpua YoungDavid Baumgart TurnerColin D. MoorePatricia Espiritu HalagaoCheryl Kaʻuhane LupenuiCharles LawrenceShelley MuneokaMary Therese Perez HattoriDavianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregorNoa Emmett AluliYvonne MahelonaTamera HeineKhara Jabola-CarolusAmanda ShawMakena CoffmanSean ConnellyBenjamin TreviñoVictoria Larson TreviñoKat BradyTina GrandinettiDiane S. L. PalomaKelsey AmosDonavan KealohaKealoha FoxShanty Sigrah AsherPresley Ke‘alaanuhea Ah Mook SangKū KahakalauKau‘i McElroyMari J. MatsudaHarmonee WilliamsChristopher O'BrienLeon No‘eau Peralto

“Hulihia” refers to massive upheavals that change the landscape, overturn the normal, reverse the flow, and sweep away the prevailing or assumed. We live in such days. Pandemics. Threats to ʻāina. Political dysfunction, cultural appropriation, and disrespect. But also powerful surges toward sustainability, autonomy, and sovereignty.

    The first two volumes of The Value of Hawaiʻi (Knowing the Past, Facing the Future and Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions) ignited public conversations, testimony, advocacy, and art for political and social change. These books argued for the value of connecting across our different expertise and experiences, to talk about who we are and where we are going.

    In a world in crisis, what does Hawaiʻi’s experience tell us about how to build a society that sees opportunities in the turning and changing times? As islanders, we continue to grapple with experiences of racism, colonialism, environmental damage, and the costs of modernization, and bring to this our own striking creativity and histories for how to live peacefully and productively together. Steered by the four scholars who edited the previous volumes, The Value of Hawaiʻi 3: Hulihia, the Turning offers multigenerational visions of a Hawaiʻi not defined by the United States. Community leaders, cultural practitioners, artists, educators, and activists share exciting paths forward for the future of Hawaiʻi, on topics such as education, tourism and other economies, elder care, agriculture and food, energy and urban development, the environment, sports, arts and culture, technology, and community life.

    These visions ask us to recognize what we truly value about our home, and offer a wealth of starting points for critical and productive conversations together in this time of profound and permanent change.

Cover art: Liko Honua by Kapili‘ula Naehu-Ramos. Used with permission.

The Value of Hawai‘i 3: Hulihia, The Turning


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    The Value of Hawai‘i 3
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    University of Hawai‘i Press
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    Honolulu, Hawai‘i
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    Biography Monographs