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Food and Power in Hawai'i: Visions of Food Democracy

Aya Hirata Kimura and Krisnawati Suryanata


What are the challenges to the food system in Hawai‘i? Food and Power explores issues facing the way we eat and produce (or do not produce) food in Hawai‘i. Given Hawai‘i’s island geography, high dependence on imported food has been portrayed as the primary problem and localization has been the dominant solution proposed. But the book argues that much more is needed to transform the food system to something that is just, equitable, as well as secure and healthy. The chapters in this book point out that the challenges are much more diverse: energy-intensive farming, gendered and racialized far ... More

Keywords: Agriculture, land use, food security, biotechnology, tourism, farmers’ market, political economy, organic, labor, women farmers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824858537
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824858537.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aya Hirata Kimura, editor
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Krisnawati Suryanata, editor
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

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Aya Hirata Kimura and Krisnawati Suryanata

1 Tangled Roots

Krisnawati Suryanata and Kem Lowry

3 Kaulana O‘ahu me he ‘Āina Momona

Lilikalā K. Kame‘eleihiwa

Hi‘ilei Kawelo

Hi’ilei Kawelo

5 Is the Transgene a Grave?

Neal K. Adolph Akatsuka

6 Seeds of Contestation

Benjamin Schrager and Krisnawati Suryanata

7 Farming on the Margin

Aya Hirata Kimura

Michelle Galimba

Michelle Galimba

8 Labor of Meaning, Labor of Need

Mary Mostafanezhad, Krisnawati Suryanata, Saleh Azizi, and Nicole Milne

9 Epilogue

Aya Hirata Kimura and Krisnawati Suryanata

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