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Pakeha Identity and Maori Language and Culture

Maria Hepi

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ISBN 10: 3639014685 / ISBN 13: 9783639014686
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164 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.4in.Since European contact with Maori, fluency in te reo Maori (Maori language) in New Zealand has dramatically declined, however there has been a revitalisation of te reo Maori in the last 25 years. However, not only have Maori undertaken to keep the language alive but additionally some Pakeha (non-Maori New Zealanders) have also taken on the challenge. This work explores the experiences of European New Zealanders who have learnt te reo Maori (Maori language) and how through their learning they have gained a better understanding of what it means to be Pakeha in New Zealand. This monograph looks at the reasons why Pakeha New Zealanders want to learn te reo Maori and their experiences from learning te reo Maori and being involved with Maori culture within both te ao Maori (the Maori world) and te ao Pakeha (the western world). The concept of a Pakeha identity, one that involves a relationship with te ao Maori is also investigated along with the exploration of the idea that te reo Maori can be the basis of a shared national identity that could bring all New Zealanders together. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639014686

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Title: Pakeha Identity and Maori Language and ...

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Since European contact with Maori, fluency in te reo Maori (Maori language) in New Zealand has dramatically declined, however there has been a revitalisation of te reo Maori in the last 25 years. However, not only have Maori undertaken to keep the language alive but additionally some Pakeha (non-Maori New Zealanders) have also taken on the challenge. This work explores the experiences of European New Zealanders who have learnt te reo Maori (Maori language) and how through their learning they have gained a better understanding of what it means to be Pakeha in New Zealand. This monograph looks at the reasons why Pakeha New Zealanders want to learn te reo Maori and their experiences from learning te reo Maori and being involved with Maori culture within both te ao Maori (the Maori world) and te ao Pakeha (the western world). The concept of a Pakeha identity, one that involves a relationship with te ao Maori is also investigated along with the exploration of the idea that te reo Maori can be the basis of a shared national identity that could bring all New Zealanders together.

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Maria Hepi is a Pakeha New Zealander who completed her Masters in the Maori language in 2001. Since then Maria has been working as a bicultural researcher at the Insitute of Environmental Science and Research Limited in Christchurch New Zealand.

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