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From Foreskin's Lament to Skin and Bone: Challenging Perceptions Of Masculinity in New Zealand, 1980-2003
(University of Canterbury. English, 2005)
This thesis begins by arguing that the defining moment of New Zealand nationalism occurred not at Gallipoli but in Britain in 1905 with the triumphant tour of the All Blacks. The myths were later strengthened in the 1930s ...
Questions of Cultural Identity and Difference in the work of Yasumasa Morimura, Mariko Mori and Takashi Murakami
(University of Canterbury. Fine Arts, 2007)
This thesis explores the work of three contemporary Japanese artists - Yasumasa Morimura, Mariko Mori and Takashi Murakami - in relation to cross-cultural exchanges and differences between Japan and the West. In carrying ...
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 ...
Belly dancing in New Zealand: identity, hybridity, transculture.
(University of Canterbury. School of Culture, Literature and Society, 2008)
This thesis explores ways in which some New Zealanders draw on and negotiate both belly dancing and local cultural norms to construct multiple local and global identities. Drawing upon discourse analysis, post-structuralist ...