The urban ‘Intangibles of Māori-ness’: an ethnographic study of urban Marae curriculum as decolonial praxis

Matthews, Jacqueline Anne (2013) The urban ‘Intangibles of Māori-ness’: an ethnographic study of urban Marae curriculum as decolonial praxis. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

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An ethnographic description of our urban pan-tribal Marae - Hoani Waititi - is described through the lens of a host of poukōrero/participants via a learning
conversations research model developed for this study, ‘Whakawhitiwhiti Rua’. The nature of the urban Marae curriculum by way of anticolonial pursuits of
Indigenous education within orientations that draw from humanism and social reconstructionism is characteristic of Hoani Waititi Marae. Themes of a constructive view, destructive effects, influences, and cultural maintenance arise. Epistemology and knowledge derivation are explored within a conceptual
frame of reference, and are defined as specialised knowledge, as methodology or kaupapa Māori/Māori purpose, and as curriculum. A study of the effects or
outcomes of the Marae curriculum reveals themes of sacrifice, choices, mana/prestige, and challenge. The facilitation of the Marae curriculum continues to revise the wānanga/cultures. Implications for the education of Māori in this supposed postcolonial world are uncovered, being the adaptation of Māori, the restoration of Māori, tāngata whenua/people of the land recognition and tāngata whenua not recognised in New Zealand society. Knowledge dissemination and educational implications are celebrated.

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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - No Department
Supervisors: Austin, Dr Jon; Hickey, Dr Andrew
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 03:00
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2016 06:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnographic, maori, marae, curriculum, decolonial, praxis
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200207 Maori Cultural Studies

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