Being M?ori in the City: Indigenous Everyday Life in Auckland
Indigenous peoples around the world have been involved in struggles for decolonization, self-determination, and recognition of their rights, and the M?ori of Aotearoa-New Zealand are no exception. Now that nearly 85% of the M?ori population have their main place of residence in urban centres, cities have become important sites of affirmation and struggle. Grounded in an ethnography of everyday life in the city of Auckland, Being Maori in the City is an investigation of what being M?ori means today.
One of the first ethnographic studies of M?ori urbanization since the 1970s, this book is based on almost two years of fieldwork, living with M?ori families, and more than 250 hours of interviews. In contrast with studies that have focused on indigenous elites and official groups and organizations, Being M?ori in the City shines a light on the lives of ordinary individuals and families. Using this approach, Natacha Gagné adroitly underlines how indigenous ways of being are maintained and even strengthened through change and openness to the larger society.
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