The transformative experiences of cultural healing: an autoethnography of Kaupapa Maori

Carey, Melissa (2016) The transformative experiences of cultural healing: an autoethnography of Kaupapa Maori. In: Global south ethnographies: minding the senses. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 209-220. ISBN 978-946300-492-3

Abstract

Melissa Carey too, negotiates different (and sometimes contested) worlds, moving between a colonized world, te ao Māori (the Māori world) and the spirit world, te
pō. In The transformative experiences of cultural healing: An autoethnography of Kaupapa Māori, Melissa takes us with her as she heals a rupture she didn’t know existed. Raised in Australia and now in her mid-thirties, family secrets start to unravel and Melissa discovers 'a brown secret hidden beneath [her] white skin'. Her forgotten ancestors call her to action, and so begins her journey of healing. This chapter locates the inexplicable and the haunting within cultures that seemingly rely upon certainty and surety.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: All Rights Reserved © 2016 Sense Publishers.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 04:24
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 03:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kaupapa Maori, healing, health, autoethnography
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220316 Philosophy of Specific Cultures (incl. Comparative Philosophy)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Women's Health
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30113

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