ScholarSpace will be brought offline for upgrades on Wednesday December 9th at 11AM HST. Service will be disrupted for approximately 2 hours. Please direct any questions to

Show simple item record

Item Description Hokowhitu, Brendan en_US 2009-12-01T23:26:57Z 2009-12-01T23:26:57Z 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hokowhitu, B. 2004. Tackling Maori Masculinity: A Colonial Genealogy of Savagery and Sport. The Contemporary Pacific 16 (2): 259-84. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies en_US
dc.subject Maori en_US
dc.subject masculinity en_US
dc.subject sport en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Tackling Maori Masculinity: A Colonial Genealogy of Savagery and Sport en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

Item File(s)

Files Size Format View
v16n2-259-284.pdf 207.6Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


Advanced Search


My Account