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Tackling Maori Masculinity: A Colonial Genealogy of Savagery and Sport
|Title:||Tackling Maori Masculinity: A Colonial Genealogy of Savagery and Sport|
|LC Subject Headings:||Oceania -- Periodicals.|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
|Citation:||Hokowhitu, B. 2004. Tackling Maori Masculinity: A Colonial Genealogy of Savagery and Sport. The Contemporary Pacific 16 (2): 259-84.|
|Abstract:||The primary aim of this paper is to deconstruct one of the dominant discourses|
surrounding Mäori men—a discourse that was constructed to limit, homogenize,
and reproduce an acceptable and imagined Mäori masculinity, and one that has
also gained hegemonic consent from many täne. I use a genealogical approach to
outline the historical underpinnings of the image of the Mäori man as naturally
physical, and the mechanisms, including the confiscation of land and a racist state
education system, that served to propound and perpetuate this construction. The
contemporary portrayal of the natural Mäori sportsman has evolved from these
historical roots in what has become a largely subconscious but no less insidious
pattern of subjugation through positively framed sporting images.
|Appears in Collections:||TCP [The Contemporary Pacific ], 2004 - Volume 16, Number 2|
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