Maori and Non-Maori: which way forward?



"A 'culturalist' orthodoxy dominates the nation's discussions of Maori issues, ethnic and cultural diversity, and the role of the Treaty of Waitangi. According to supporters of culturalism, recognising the Treaty leads to justice for Maori and provides a sound foundation for New Zealand's ethnically diverse society. I argue the opposite case claiming that culturalism leads to the establishment of pre-modern, anti-democratic conditions with serious consequences for New Zealand's future."

Table of contents

Abstract; Introduction; The issue; The context; Neotribal capitalism; Neotraditionalism and Culturalism; Culturalism; Ethnicity and culture; History; Democratic conditions; Constitutional and political recommendations; Acknowledgements.



Primary author: Rata, Dr. Elizabeth

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: Elizabeth Rata

Publication format: Speech

Publication date: 2004

Publication place: Auckland

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: Filing Cabinet 2 – Education-Maori

Misc. notes: Auckland College of Education Seminar series,, 23 March 2004

Content type: History, Injustice, Responses

Sector: Education – secondary, Education – tertiary, Education – Treaty, Social services

Culture related topics: Bi-cultural

Historical period: 21st

Resources: Culture