Aloha Betrayed

Aloha Betrayed:

Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism

Noenoe K. Silva, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa

Drawing on Hawaiian-language texts, primarily newspapers produced in the nineteenth century and early twentieth, Silva demonstrates that print media was central to social communication, political organizing, and the perpetuation of Hawaiian language and culture. A powerful critique of colonial historiography, Aloha Betrayed provides a much-needed history of native Hawaiian resistance to American imperialism.


Emma Goldman:

Political Thinking in the Streets

Kathy E Ferguson, Chair & Profesor, Political Science & Women's Studies, at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa

“This is the best book on Emma Goldman out there—Professor Ferguson engages Goldman like no one else, recounting and reliving for us the distinctive weave of political theory, political acumen, fear, joy, courage, and sheer vitality that was the marvelous event called Emma Goldman,” says Jane Bennett, Johns Hopkins University. “Ferguson has created a book with the rarest of combinations: scholarship of the highest caliber and a fantastic read.”

Emma Goldman
Teaching Health Care in Virtual Space

Teaching Health Care in Virtual Space

Best Practices for Educators in Multi-User Virtual Environments

Estelle Codier, Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa

Teaching Health Care in Virtual Space is the first “how-to” manual for health educators on the instructional use of three-dimensional, computer-generated virtual environments that can be inhabited simultaneously by many participants; commonly called “multi-user virtual learning environments” or MUVE.


Texas Tough

The Rise of America's Prison Empire

Robert Perkinson, Associate Profesor, American Studies, at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa

In the prison business, all roads lead to Texas. A pioneer in criminal justice severity—from assembly-line executions to supermax isolation, from mandatory sentencing to prison privatization—Texas is the most locked-down state in the most incarcerated country in the world. Texas Tough, a sweeping history of American imprisonment from the days of slavery to the present, explains how a plantation-based penal system once dismissed as barbaric became a template for the nation.

Drawing on the individual stories as well as authoritative research, Texas Tough reveals the true origins of America's prison juggernaut and points toward a more just and humane future.

Texas Tough
Fighting for Girls

Fighting for Girls

New Perspectives on Gender and Violence

Meda Chesney-Lind, Chair and Profesor, Women's Studies, at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa

Have girls really gone wild? Despite the media fascination with “bad girls,” facts beyond the hype have remained unclear. Fighting for Girls focuses on these facts, and using the best data available about actual trends in girls’ uses of violence, the scholars here find that by virtually any measure, incidents of girls’ violence are going down, not up. Additionally, rather than attributing girls’ violence to personality or to girls becoming “more like boys,” the contributors examine the contexts that produce violence in girls, demonstrating how addressing the unique problems that confront girls in dating relationships, families, school hallways and classrooms, and in distressed urban neighborhoods can help reduce girls’ use of violence. Often including girls’ own voices, contributors illustrate why girls use violence in certain situations, encouraging us to pay attention to trauma in the girls’ pasts, as well as how violence becomes a tool for surviving toxic families, deteriorated neighborhoods, and neglectful schools.


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