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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 ...
Acting and its refusal in theatre and film.
(University of Canterbury. Theatre and Film Studies, 2014)
This thesis examines works of theatre and film that explore a refusal of acting. Acting has traditionally been considered as something false or as pretending, in opposition to everyday life, which has been considered as ...
Nostalgia in Contemporary Chinese Cinema (1993-2008): A Reflection of China's Socio-Cultural Postmodernity
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2010)
Since Deng Xiaoping's "South Tour Speech" which he delivered during his inspection of special economic region in southern China in 1992, China's reforms and opening-up have entered a period of stable and rapid development. ...