Ki Te Whaiao : An Introduction to Maori Culture & Society

Author(s): Tania Ka'ai

Maori Text and Study Guides

Ki Te Whaiao : An Introduction to M�¢ori Culture and Society, is intended for students of M�¢ori studies at tertiary institutions. It is also aimed at several other audiences those M�¢ori who want to know more about their own world, P�¢keh�¢ living in this country, and people from overseas who want to learn about the history of the Indigenous people of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The book describes traditional and contemporary M�¢ori society and its interaction with P�¢keh�¢ society since first contact. It gives expression to the voices and words of M�¢ori scholars and those informed by their world-view. Emphasis has been placed on the clarification of M�¢ori cultural concepts throughout, in order to give readers a deeper understanding of the M�¢ori world and to excite their interest in the key themes developed throughout the text. The book has been arranged in two parts: Part one is called Te Ao M�¢ori (The M�¢ori World) and examines a series of topics encompassing tribal histories about the creation,important cultural concepts, the migration journeys to Aotearoa, the origins of the M�¢ori language, cultural traditions and practices, leadership and M�¢ori performing and fine arts. Part two, Ng�¢ Ao e Rua (The Two Worlds) examines early contact between M�¢ori and P�¢keh�¢, the Treaty and related issues, religion, sovereignty, education and literature, and ends with a chapter on the Pacific peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand. First published 2004.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780582545724
  • : edify
  • : edify
  • : December 2003
  • : 300x210mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 272
  • : Illustrations, maps, ports.
  • : Tania Ka'ai
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition