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The Resource Narrating indigenous modernities : transcultural dimensions in contemporary Māori literature, Michaela Moura-Koçoğlu

Narrating indigenous modernities : transcultural dimensions in contemporary Māori literature, Michaela Moura-Koçoğlu

Label
Narrating indigenous modernities : transcultural dimensions in contemporary Māori literature
Title
Narrating indigenous modernities
Title remainder
transcultural dimensions in contemporary Māori literature
Statement of responsibility
Michaela Moura-Koçoğlu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Māori of New Zealand, a nation that quietly prides itself on its pioneering egalitarianism, have had to assert their indigenous rights against the demographic, institutional, and cultural dominance of Pākehā and other immigrant minorities - European, Asian, and Polynesian - in a postcolonial society characterized by neocolonial structures of barely acknowledged inequality. While Māori writing reverberates with this struggle, literary identity discourse goes beyond any fallacious dualism of white/brown, colonizer/colonized, or modern/traditional. In a rapidly altering context of globality, such essentialism fails to account for the diverse expressions of Māori identities negotiated across multiple categories of culture, ethnicity, class, and gender. Narrating Indigenous Modernities recognizes the need to place Māori literature within a broader framework that explores the complex relationship between indigenous culture, globalization, and modernity. This study introduces a transcultural methodology for the analysis of contemporary Māori fiction, where articulations of indigeneity acknowledge cross-cultural blending and the transgression of cultural boundaries. Thus, Narrating Indigenous Modernities charts the proposition that Māori writing has acquired a fresh, transcultural quality, giving voice to both new and recuperated forms of indigeneity, tribal community, and Māoritanga (Maoridom) that generate modern indigeneities which defy any essentialist homogenization of cultural difference. Māori literature becomes, at the same time, both witness to globalized processes of radical modernity and medium for the negotiation and articulation of such structural transformations in Māoritanga."--Publisher's descriptio
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
899.44209
Index
index present
LC call number
PL6465
LC item number
.M68 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cross/cultures
Series volume
141
Label
Narrating indigenous modernities : transcultural dimensions in contemporary Māori literature, Michaela Moura-Koçoğlu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 298 p.
Isbn
9789042034105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn769469851
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793977840
Label
Narrating indigenous modernities : transcultural dimensions in contemporary Māori literature, Michaela Moura-Koçoğlu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 298 p.
Isbn
9789042034105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn769469851
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793977840

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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