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Between people and things: understanding violence and theft in early New Zealand transactions
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political Sciences, 2013)
In this thesis some Māori-Māori and Māori-European transactions in pre-colonial New Zealand are examined in detail to establish why physical violence resulted although violence had not been the intention. A methodology ...
The Soliloquy of Whiteness: Colonial Discourse and New Zealand's Settler Press 1839-1873
(University of Canterbury. Social and Political Sciences, 2010)
From 1839 to 1873 New Zealand was characterised by ideological, religious, economic cultural and social contest. This struggle to order a new society, in which colonists and indigenes were required to co-exist, is captured ...
Martial Dance Theatre: A Comparative Study of Torotoro Urban Māori Dance Crew (New Zealand) & Samudra Performing Arts (India)
(University of Canterbury. Theatre and Film Studies, 2010)
This thesis examines two examples of martial dance theatre: Mika HAKA performed by Torotoro (New Zealand), and The Sound of Silence performed by Samudra (India). Both productions were created for international touring, and ...
Ahua : Māori in Film
(University of Canterbury. Maori and Indigenous Studies/Sociology, 2011)
This thesis draws together three strands for analysis: the social, political and historical narrative of race-relations, which has framed Måori subjectivity in the 20th and early 21st century. The themes identified are ...