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Once were warriors: the aftermath : the controversy of OWW in Aotearoa, New Zealand / Emiel Martens
Bib ID 4278187
Format BookBook
Author
Martens, Emiel
 
Description Amserdam, Netherlands : Aksant Academic, c2007 
184 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9789052602363
9052602360
Summary

"Once Were Warriors was not just a novel or film, but a powerful cultural representation which had a significant impact on New Zealand society." "In this illustrated book, Emiel Martens examines the impact of Once Were Warriors in Aotearoa, New Zealand by exploring the two cultural representations (with a specific impact on the film) and their aftermath in postcolonial New Zealand society: Why did Once With Warriors cause such a controversy within the Maori community? Which were the underlying metaphors of the public debate on both the novel and the film in New Zealand society? And what did the heated reception of Once Were Warriors say about the position and identity of the indigenous Maori people within modern New Zealand?"--Back cover.

Full contents
  • g 1. Introduction
  • Pt. 1. Once Were Warriors: The Film and Novel
  • 2. The Alan Duff Novel
  • 3. The Lee Tamahori Film
  • 4. Closing the Gaps: From Book to Motion Picture
  • Pt. 2. Once Were Warriors as Maori Representation
  • 5. Social and Cultural Representation and the Sense of the Real
  • 6. Hollywood as the Master Narrative: Thinking and Unthinking Eurocentrism
  • 7. Maori Representation: Our Own Image?
  • Pt. 3. The Realities of Once Were Warriors
 
Notes

Includes bibliography (p.[167]-184) and filmography ([163]-165)

Subjects Duff, Alan, - 1950- . - Once were warriors.  |  Tamahori, Lee. - Once were warriors.  |  Once were warriors (Motion picture)  |  Family violence - New Zealand.  |  Maori (New Zealand people) - Ethnic identity.  |  Maori (New Zealand people) - Social conditions.  |  Postcolonialism - New Zealand.  |  Race in literature.  |  Violence in literature.  |  New Zealand - History - 1984-  |  New Zealand - Race relations.

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