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Author Webster, Steven, 1938-

Title Patrons of Maori culture : power, theory, and ideology in the Maori renaissance / Steven Webster
Edition First edition
Published Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 1998


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Description 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. I. Culture. 1. Contemporary Maori society and the other side of Maori culture -- 2. Finding Maori culture on Easter Island -- Pt. II. History. 3. Theories of Maoritanga in the 1920s -- 4. Ralph Piddington and the anthropological concept of culture in New Zealand -- 5. Maori Hapuu and their history -- Pt. III. University. 6. Maori studies and the concept of Maori culture, 1972-93 -- 7. Marae artworks and the reproduction of Maori ethnicity -- 8. The postmodernisation of Maori culture
Summary "These essays form an anthropological study of contemporary Maori culture. The title invokes the wider arena of power, inequality and patronage in which every culture can be understood."--BOOK JACKET. "Grouping the essays under the headings Culture, History and University, the author pursues two related issues: (i) the situation of Maori 'culture' in New Zealand (and Maori) society and (ii) the use of the notion of culture historically in New Zealand scholarship and especially in anthropology and Maori Studies at the University of Auckland, where he is based."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Earlier versions of some of these chapters have been published separately"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [264]-272) and index
Subject Ethnology -- Political aspects -- New Zealand.
Ethnology -- New Zealand -- History.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Ethnic identity.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- History.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social conditions.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 99218218
ISBN 1877133485