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DETOURS A Decolonial Guidebook to Hawaii

In this talk, Professor Gonzalez discusses the collaborative Detours project, which takes seriously the power of form, and the reading practices and publics produced by tourism’s texts, which manifest the fantasy of the exotic island destination for collective consumption. Detours deliberately perverts the guidebook to provide alternative narratives, tours, itineraries, mappings and images of the islands of Hawaii, and offers concrete examples of how we can move from metaphors of decolonization to material practices and everyday acts of resistance that bring about real change.