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Fa'aSamoa: a look at the evolution of the fa'aSamoa in Christchurch
(University of Canterbury. Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2006)
What is the fa'aSamoa? Is it fair to just say the "Samoan Way"? This study aims to define and determine the significance of such an all-encompassing concept. The objectives of this investigation is to illustrate the evolution ...
The Formation of Pākehā Identity in Relation to Te Reo Māori and Te Ao Māori
(University of Canterbury. Maori and Indigenous Studies, 2001)
This thesis explores the experiences of European New Zealanders who have learnt te reo Māori and how through their learning they have gained a better understanding of what it means to be Pākehā in New Zealand. This thesis ...
Responsibility, spontaneity and liberty
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2009)
Isaiah Berlin maintains that there are two distinct forms of freedom or liberty: negative and positive. Berlin’s principal claim is that negative liberty does not require that the self be somehow separate from the empirical ...
The turn to a 'neo-revivalist' religious identity as a form of 'self-othering'
(University of Canterbury. School of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 2008)
This thesis investigates the turn to a neo-revivalist Muslim identity in the West as a form of self-othering. The binary dichotomy of self and other is used as a framework for the apparent divide between Muslims and the ...