In Mapping Abundance for a Planetary Future, Candace Fujikane contends that the practice of mapping abundance enables the seizure of abundant lands by enclosing "wastelands" claimed to be underdeveloped. By contrast, Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) cartographies map the continuities of abundant worlds. Vital to restoration movements is the art of kilo, intergenerational observation of elemental forms encoded in storied histories, chants, and songs. Fujikane maps the ecological lessons of these elemental forms: reptilian deities who protect the waterways, sharks who swim into the mountains, the navigator Māui who fishes up the islands, the deities of snow and mists on Mauna Kea. As Kānaka Maoli and their allies stand as land and water protectors, Fujikane calls for a profound attunement to the elemental forms in order to transform climate events into renewed possibilities for planetary abundance.
- Publisher : Duke University Press Books (March 12, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1478011688
- ISBN-13 : 978-1478011682
- Item Weight : 1 pound
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 8.75 inches