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Composing the War: Nation and Self in Narratives of the Royal New Zealand Air Force's Deployment to the 1991 Gulf Conflict
(University of Canterbury. Sociology and Anthropology, 2008)
Self and nation, popularly considered to be of natural origin in the Western world, are in fact constructed through social processes. One of these processes is narrative: the stories that purport to describe the nation and ...
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 ...