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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Fiona Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-15T02:53:56Z
dc.date.available2013-01-15T02:53:56Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/4140
dc.description.abstractAs museums now reinterpret their collections, many or which have their foundations in the experience of colonialism, we may ponder the contextual meanings and discursive practices scripted into them during their formation. Shaping Maori identities and histories critically examines the processes of collecting and exhibiting Maori material culture at the Auckland and Canterbury Museums from the 1850s to the early 1900s. It interrogates the values, meanings and motivations that drove these processes, and the way new identities and histories were established for Maori people as a result of these practices. Ethnology as a discourse within the context of the museum and the exhibition has been used to establish and authorise meanings in relation to Maori history and identity. The following discussions problematise these relationships within the context of emerging museum theory. These practices of representation are viewed as a 'cultural text' in order to read and understand the cultural and ideological assumptions that have informed them.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectEthnological museums and collectionsen
dc.subjectMaorien
dc.subjectMaterial cultureen
dc.subjectCollection and preservationen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectAucklanden
dc.subjectChristchurchen
dc.titleShaping Maori identities and histories : collecting and exhibiting Maori material culture at the Auckland and Canterbury museums from the 1850s to the 1920s : submitted in fulfilment of the requirement of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Social Anthropology Programme, School of Global Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Anthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en


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