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Item Description Mallon, Sean en_US 2011-09-16T19:00:28Z 2011-09-16T19:00:28Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mallon, S. 2010. Against Tradition. The Contemporary Pacific 22 (2): 362-381. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X en_US
dc.description.abstract Albert Wendt’s career as a writer and academic is well documented. Less widely known are his contributions to cultural development through his service on advi- sory groups and boards for different institutions. To these roles he brought a strong intellect and influential voice as a cultural activist and administrator. In the early 1990s, Wendt was an adviser for two of New Zealand’s leading cultural institutions. One of his key interventions was to critique the use of the terms “tra- dition” and “traditional” in the representation of Pacific arts and cultural prac- tices. In this article, I reflect on Wendt’s written and vocal protestations against the uncritical use of these terms by Pacific Islanders and others in cultural discourse in New Zealand. In particular, I analyze his influence on the curatorial representa- tion of Pacific peoples at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 p. 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 museums, representation, exhibitions, New Zealand, tradition, Albert Wendt en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals en_US
dc.title Against Tradition en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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