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Patrons Of Maori Culture: Power, Theory And Ideology In The Maori Renaissance
This rare example of institutional ethnography is a collection of essays examining ideas about Maori culture from a Marxist perspective. The text reviews the teaching, research and writing which have developed about the Maori culture this century. The author examines both the Maori renaissance and possible social deterioration which has ensued.
Paperback, 275 pages
Published December 19th 1998 by Otago University Press
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This is a challenging and provocative set of essays exploring (and debunking) many of the key taken for granted popular and populist concepts underpinning New Zealand's view of itself and of Maori within New Zealand. One of the great ironies of the last 50 years of New Zealand has been that the much vaunted resurgence in Maori pride and standing and their place in New Zealand society and politics has been accompanied by the increasing immiseration and declining social wellbeing of many Maori. We ...more