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What do we value about Hawai‘i?

How did we get here? Three-and-a-half-day school weeks. Prisoners farmed out to the mainland. Tent camps for the migratory homeless. A blinkered dependence on tourism and the military for virtually all economic activity. The steady degradation of already degraded land. Contempt for anyone employed in education, health, and social service. An almost theological belief in the evil of taxes.

At a time when new leaders will be elected, and new solutions need to be found, the contributors to The Value of Hawai‘i outline the causes of our current state and offer points of departure for a Hawai‘i-wide debate on our future.

To view the entire book description, table of contents, or Introduction,
please visit: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/shopcore/978-0-8248-3529-3

Available July 2010 | Paper | $19.99 | ISBN: 978-0-8248-3529-3
A Biography Monograph
Published in association with the Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai`i
All events co-sponsored by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities

OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH scheduled for Sunday, August 22nd, 3-5 pm @ Native Books, Ward Warehouse
Free and open to the public

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This blog will host discussion and updates about The Value of Hawai‘i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future, a collection of essays about contemporary Hawai‘i forthcoming from UH Press in August, 2010.

Join our facebook group to connect, talk about some important issues, and get info on community events relating to the book. Click the link above or search for us on fb: “The Value of Hawai‘i Discussion Group”

Tweet with us: @valuehawaii #wevalue

Download a small press packet here: The Value of Hawai‘i small press packet

Contact us: thevalueofhawaii@gmail.com

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