Explorations of Identity for People of Mixed Maori/Pakeha Descent: Hybridity in New Zealand
This research examines the links between domination, representation and self-perception within a New Zealand context. This study has also provided a site for Maori/Pakeha to explore their own identity issues.
||Identity, Hybrid Identities, Authentic Idigenous Identity
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.7-14.
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Melinda Webber is a lecturer in the School for Teaching, Learning and Development at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland. She has also been a primary school teacher for 7 years. She is a Maori of Te Arawa and Ngapuhi descent. Her experiences as a person of dual Maori/Pakeha (European) heritage has been the catalyst for her research interests concerned with education for Maori in the mainstream New Zealand education system. Her other research interests include issues of identity for people of mixed Maori/Pakeha descent and hybridity theory.
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