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Tino Rangatiratanga and Mana Motuhake: nation state and self determination in Aotearoa New Zealand

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article brings perspectives from three Māori activists, each promoting issues of selfdetermination

    in different ways. It centres on tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake, two

    concepts that inform modern Māori activism and life and practice, and more recently

    conceptions of Māoridom as “nation”. Using a Gramscian framework we argue that the New

    Zealand state has over time created a notion of one people within one state, and has in the

    past incorporated challenges to its legitimacy within a framework of popular consent. The desire

    by some Māori activists for self-determination promotes a separateness that to some extent

    challenges this idea of nation–state unity. An examination of these modern Māori activist politics

    allows us to observe the operations of hegemony as it forms and reforms in modern New

    Zealand.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Hawksley, C. & Howson, R. 2011, 'Tino Rangatiratanga and Mana Motuhake: nation state and self determination in Aotearoa New Zealand', AlterNative: A Journal of Indigenous Peoples, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 246-257.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1193

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 246

End Page


  • 257

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://maramatanga.co.nz/journal/volume7-issue3/article/tino-rangatiratanga-and-mana-motuhake-nation-state-and-self-determina

Abstract


  • This article brings perspectives from three Māori activists, each promoting issues of selfdetermination

    in different ways. It centres on tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake, two

    concepts that inform modern Māori activism and life and practice, and more recently

    conceptions of Māoridom as “nation”. Using a Gramscian framework we argue that the New

    Zealand state has over time created a notion of one people within one state, and has in the

    past incorporated challenges to its legitimacy within a framework of popular consent. The desire

    by some Māori activists for self-determination promotes a separateness that to some extent

    challenges this idea of nation–state unity. An examination of these modern Māori activist politics

    allows us to observe the operations of hegemony as it forms and reforms in modern New

    Zealand.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Hawksley, C. & Howson, R. 2011, 'Tino Rangatiratanga and Mana Motuhake: nation state and self determination in Aotearoa New Zealand', AlterNative: A Journal of Indigenous Peoples, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 246-257.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1193

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 246

End Page


  • 257

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://maramatanga.co.nz/journal/volume7-issue3/article/tino-rangatiratanga-and-mana-motuhake-nation-state-and-self-determina