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Waikïkï: A History of Forgetting and Remembering (review)

Waikïkï: A History of Forgetting and Remembering (review) book and media reviews 187 performativity of cultural encoun- for leisure and pleasure seekers and ters—how groups and individuals instead reveal it as a site fraught with render themselves and how they are tension. comprehended by others in contexts Waikïkï focuses on nine locations replete with colonial legacies—that in the Waikïkï area—Lë‘ahi (Diamond constitutes his larger contribution to Head), the Ala Wai, Kälia, Kawehe- Pacifi c scholarship. wehe, Helumoa, Uluniu, Kaluaokau, and Käneloa and Kapua. Each loca- jane desmond tion constitutes a chapter that weaves University of Illinois, together “the many stories that thread Urbana-Champaign through Waikïkï’s past and present” (8), thus enabling a more complex and *** nuanced reading of the place and the Waikïkï: A History of Forgetting and people whose lives have been woven Remembering, by Andrea Feeser and into the fabric of Waikïkï’s distant Gaye Chan. Honolulu: University and more recent history. The authors’ of Hawai‘i Press, 2006. isbn 978-0- choice of each location is strategic in 8248-2979-7; xi + 188 pages, maps, that all are associated with the three photographs, historical chronology, natural springs that once provided glossary, bibliography, index. Cloth, fl uid sustenance to the land and its us$29.00. inhabitants—springs that are deeply http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Waikïkï: A History of Forgetting and Remembering (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 21 (1) – Feb 11, 2009

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2009 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

book and media reviews 187 performativity of cultural encoun- for leisure and pleasure seekers and ters—how groups and individuals instead reveal it as a site fraught with render themselves and how they are tension. comprehended by others in contexts Waikïkï focuses on nine locations replete with colonial legacies—that in the Waikïkï area—Lë‘ahi (Diamond constitutes his larger contribution to Head), the Ala Wai, Kälia, Kawehe- Pacifi c scholarship. wehe, Helumoa, Uluniu, Kaluaokau, and Käneloa and Kapua. Each loca- jane desmond tion constitutes a chapter that weaves University of Illinois, together “the many stories that thread Urbana-Champaign through Waikïkï’s past and present” (8), thus enabling a more complex and *** nuanced reading of the place and the Waikïkï: A History of Forgetting and people whose lives have been woven Remembering, by Andrea Feeser and into the fabric of Waikïkï’s distant Gaye Chan. Honolulu: University and more recent history. The authors’ of Hawai‘i Press, 2006. isbn 978-0- choice of each location is strategic in 8248-2979-7; xi + 188 pages, maps, that all are associated with the three photographs, historical chronology, natural springs that once provided glossary, bibliography, index. Cloth, fl uid sustenance to the land and its us$29.00. inhabitants—springs that are deeply

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Published: Feb 11, 2009

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