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Waikiki: A History of Forgetting and Remembering (122 color & b/w illustrations)
Gaye Chan and Andrea Feeser
a Downwind Productions project
Published by University of Hawai‘i Press (2006)

Waikiki: A History of Forgetting and Remembering is a work of art, critical history, and investigative journalism that assumes the unlikely form of a coffee table book. Written in an accessible style, the book creatively draws from historical text and images to tell the story of Waikîkî’s transformation from a self-sustaining community to one of the world’s most popular and overdeveloped vacation destinations. Equally relevant for a Hawaiiana enthusiast or a cultural studies scholar, a visitor or a long-time Hawai‘i resident, the book offers little-known facts about Waikîkî as well as theoretical and poetic reflections on the very process of memory and history making.

to download Table of Content (1.8MB)
to download an excerpt from the book, Chapter 3 - Ala Wai (1.7MB)

 

Eating in Public
Gaye Chan and Nandita Sharma
download edition 1 (March 2005) / edition 2 (January 2006) / edition 3 (May 2006)
Reprinted in Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigation, Collective Theorization, Stevphen Shukaitis and David Graeber (eds). Edinburgh: AK Press. pp.180-88. (2007).

Eating in Public is an anti-capitalism project nudging a little space outside of the commodity system. Following the path of pirates and nomads, hunters and gathers, diggers and levelers, they gather at people's homes and plant free food gardens on private and public land. Unlike Santa and the State, they give equally to the naughty and the nice. They do not exploit anyone's labor. And they do not offer tax-deductions. They are, in all the word's various definitions, free.

 

 

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