Join author Sydney Lehua Iaukea for the official launch of Kekaʻa: The Making and Saving of North Beach West Maui at the Lahaina Public Library this Saturday, November 1 at noon.
Sydney Iaukea’s impeccably researched account of the origins and subsequent development of North Beach West Maui is more that just a scholarly monograph. It is a story that chronicles both the Hawaiian history of the ʹaina as well as the waves of grass roots movements that sought to preserve precious spaces for future public use. Iaukea’s personal connection to and love for this land is interwoven with the community’s personalities and the decisions of Maui’s county government. Kekaʹa is a memoir of one place and a guide map for those still trying to save other spaces in Hawaiʹi. Read the Maui Time article featuring Kekaʹa.
Kekaʻa: The Making and Saving of North Beach West Maui
written by Sydney Lehua Iaukea
2014 | 312 pages
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-5143-9 | $20.00
Distributed for North Beach-West Maui Benefit Fund
Join Dr. Amy Sueyoshi as she discusses the subject of Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexualities in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi on Sunday, October 19, 1:00 p.m., at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. In her work she explores the complex interaction between lived sexualities and socio-legal mores, tracing how one man negotiated affection across cultural, linguistic, and moral divides to find fulfillment in unconventional yet acceptable ways.
Read more about the event on the JAMsj site.
UPDATE: Due to weather, the launch date has been postponed to November 9, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i in Ward Warehouse to celebrate the publication of the third volume in the Hawai‘inuiākea series, ‘Ike Ulana Lau Hala: The Vitality and Vibrancy of Lau Hala Weaving Traditions in Hawai‘i. The free event will feature short presentations and readings by the contributing authors; hands-on activities, including lau hala weaving and hala lei making; and educational displays set up in the store. (The launch was originally scheduled for October 19.)
See also the new release post.
Michigan Tech University anthropology professor Carol A. MacLennan is back in Hawai‘i to continue research on the environmental history of Pearl Harbor. While here she will discuss her recent book, Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawai‘i, which examines the transformative role of sugar manufacture on Hawai‘i’s cultural, socioeconomic, and natural landscapes.
Thursday, October 16, 3:00 p.m.
UH Mānoa Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series
“The Consumption of Land and Lives: Hawai‘i’s Evolving Plantation Landscape”
Location: Crawford Hall 115
Click here for the event flyer.
Thursday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. (Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.)
Hawaiian Historical Society Lecture Presentation
“Hawai‘i’s Sugar Islands, Lessons from the Landscape”
Location: Kana‘ina Building (Old Archives Building), ‘Iolani Palace Grounds
Click here for more details.
Thursday, October 30, 12 noon
UH Mānoa Center for Biographical Research Brown Bag Biography Series
“Hawai‘i Sugarʻs Big Five: A Corporate Biography”
Location: Henke Hall 325
Villages in the City: A Guide to South China’s Informal Settlements
edited by Stefan Al
2014 | 216 pages | 300 color illustrations
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-4756-2 | $28.00
Not for sale in East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand
Published in association with Hong Kong University Press
Villages in the City argues for the value of urban villages as places. To reveal their qualities, a series of drawings and photographs uncover the immense concentration of social life in their dense structures, and provide a peek into residents’ homes and daily lives. Essays by a number of experts give a deeper understanding on the topic, and help imagine how reinstating the focus on the village could lead to a richer, more variegated pathway of urbanization.
“The Value of Hawai‘i: Knowing Our Ancestral Past, Shaping the Oceanic Future”
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Biographical Research Brown Bag Series presents two days of interdisciplinary dialogue between contributing authors of The Value of Hawai‘i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future and The Value of Hawai‘i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions.
Thursday October 16, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, Kuykendall 410
• Jeffrey Tangonan Acido (Dept. of Education Foundations)
• Kamanamaikalani Beamer (Hui ʻĀina Momona at Hawaiʻinuiākea, William S. Richardson School of Law)
• Hunter Heavilin (Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning)
• Mari Matsuda (William S. Richardson School of Law)
Moderated by Aiko Yamashiro (Dept. of English)
Thursday October 23, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, Kuykendall 410
• Makena Coffman (Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning)
• Tina Grandinetti (Dept. of Political Science)
• Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula (Dept. of Native Hawaiian Health at John A. Burns School of Medicine)
• Ian Lind (Independent Journalist)
Moderated by Craig Howes (Center for Biographical Research)
Books will be available for purchase at the event from UH Mānoa Bookstore.
The Value of Hawaiʻi community programming is sponsored by The Center for Biographical Research and the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities.