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The 'Wylding' of Te Urewera National Park: Analysis of (Re)Creation Discourses in Godzone (Aotearoa/New Zealand)

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dc.contributor.advisor Murton, Brian J. Castagna, Christine N. 2009-09-09T19:40:32Z 2009-09-09T19:40:32Z 2005-05
dc.description MA University of Hawaii at Manoa 2005
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 132–136).
dc.description.abstract Throughout the world, there are many struggles over resource definition and use; Te Urewera National Park within the North Island of New Zealand is a site of such contestation. Currently the Maori of this region are struggling to regain ownership of the park lands through the Waitangi Tribunal. In the meantime, current legislation requires park management to take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. This thesis is an analysis of selected texts about the aforementioned park. In it I examine the underlying ideologies of recent management plans and compare them with colonial era literature about the region as well as dominant discursive trends that have emerged from Europe. This study demonstrates different means by which the management plans reflect colonial ways of thinking about nature as separate from culture. I argue that until these persistent colonial attitudes are carefully examined, colonial injustices will never be resolved.
dc.format.extent ix, 136 leaves, bound : map ; 29 cm
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2005]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Geography.
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
dc.subject national parks and reserves
dc.subject New Zealand
dc.subject North Island
dc.subject management
dc.subject Urewera National Park
dc.subject philosophy of nature
dc.subject public opinion
dc.title The 'Wylding' of Te Urewera National Park: Analysis of (Re)Creation Discourses in Godzone (Aotearoa/New Zealand)
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.department Geography and Environment
local.identifier.callnumber CB5 .H3 no.3198
local.identifier.voyagerid 3109592
local.thesis.degreelevel MA
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