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dc.contributor.authorMitcalfe, Margaret Ann
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-05T21:10:37Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2009-07-05T21:10:37Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/885
dc.description.abstractThis research studies Pakeha who have engaged with Maori cultural learning contexts. Within a social constructionist theoretical framework, and with a combination of the critical and communicative approaches to cultural identity, the research explores the meaning these Pakeha bring to being Pakeha. Discourse analysis tools of interpretative repertoires and linguistic resources are used to analyse data from semi-structured interviews with six Paheha participants. Participants have experienced Maori cultural learning contexts before or during the research, through learning te reo, tikanga Maori and about nga ao o nga iwi Maori. The research found that, largely, meanings participants brought to being Pakeha were in contrast to stereotypical notions of what it means to be Pakeha. Participants demonstrated that for them being Pakeha meant being connected to nga ao o nga iwi Maori; being aware of Pakeha privilege; mediating and negotiating being Pakeha with dominant notions of Pakehaness; valuing the history of Aotearoa-New Zealand, along with valuing te reo me ona tikanga. Furthermore, the research also found that the consistently postcolonial identity participants brought to being Pakeha shifted according to context, troubling the meanings of Pakeha also.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectPakehaen_US
dc.subjectCross-cultural communicationen_US
dc.subjectMaori cultural learningen_US
dc.subjectPostcolonial identityen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectEthnic identityen_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::420000 Language and Culture::420300 Cultural Studies::420305 New Zealand cultural studiesen_US
dc.titleUnderstandings of being Pakeha : exploring the perspectives of six Pakeha who have studied in Maori cultural learning contexts : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Management, Communication Management, at Massey University, Turitea Campus, Aotearoa-New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Managementen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Management (M.Mgt.)en_US


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