Being Māori in the City

Being Māori in the City

Indigenous Everyday Life in Auckland

eBook - 2013
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"Indigenous peoples around the world have been involved in struggles for decolonization, self-determination, and recognition of their rights, and the Māori of Aotearoa-New Zealand are no exception. Now that nearly 85% of the Māori population have their main place of residence in urban centres, cities have become important sites of affirmation and struggle. Grounded in an ethnography of everyday life in the city of Auckland, Being Māori in the City is an investigation of what being Māori means today.
One of the first ethnographic studies of Māori urbanization since the 1970s, this book is based on almost two years of fieldwork, living with Māori families, and more than 250 hours of interviews. In contrast with studies that have focused on indigenous elites and official groups and organizations, Being Māori in the City shines a light on the lives of ordinary individuals and families. Using this approach, Natacha Gagneþ adroitly underlines how indigenous ways of being are maintained and even strengthened through change and openness to the larger society.
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9781442663985
1442663987
9781442663992
1442663995
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 345 pages) : maps, digital file

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