Mäori History, Culture and Society
University of Hawai‘i Summer School 2001
Mäori society will be examined through its diverse relationships, up to, and including World War II, and urbanization. Four themes will be covered:
· Fundamental principles [mauri, tapu, ihi ….]
· Social organization [land, hapü, iwi, leadership, social control…]
· He iwi tahi tätou [‘opening up’ of the country, intentions, responses…]
· Urbanization [post-war relationships …‘negotiating a new space’]
By the end of this course the student will:
· demonstrate greater confidence and awareness of tikanga Mäori (Mäori values),
· identify the value[s] underpinning social order prior to colonization,
· demonstrate a growing awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi,
· identify the issues arising from urbanization.
ORGANIZATION AND TEACHING METHODS
Lessons will comprise lectures, films, peer presentations and possibly two guest speakers. One text will be issued, and a compendium of selected readings will also be provided. In keeping with the kaupapa of the course, classes will observe Mäori protocol, thus begin and end with karakia.
It is expected that students will;
· attend diligently,
· participate in a positive manner (all criticism will be constructive),
· engage in critical analysis of the material, and
· demonstrate mutual respect.
I will be available in Moore 220 12:30 - 1:20 Mon & Fri; 3:40 – 4:30 Tues & Thurs. Call 956-2659 for an appointment
Barlow, Cleve (1991) Tikanga Whakaaro. Key concepts in Maori culture Oxford University Press Auckland
Reading compendium A survey of Maori history, culture and society. PACS 492 Summer Session 1 2001
A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY MÄORI ISSUES JULY 2-27 2001
Increasingly, indigenous peoples across the world are trying to come to terms with issues that face them as individuals, and ‘endangered’ communities. While exploring contemporary Mäori issues, the student will make reference to his/her situation. The course will challenge the student to identify significant issues within their own contexts, and develop a framework within which he/she can contribute towards resolution.
Increased awareness of contemporary Mäori issues
Recognition of (similar) issues within own situation
Identify (an) issue(s) within own context, and ways in which to contribute.
ORGANIZATION & TEACHING METHODS
Students will organize themselves into ‘communities’ of shared interest (ethnicity, sport club, etc., …)
Examination of current Mäori issues will be achieved through lecture-discussion during the first hour of each session, after which the groups will work on a framework for long-term sustainability of their ‘interest’ group.
Language revitalization & quality
Leadership & Citizenship
‘Managing’ inevitable change (protocols, mores. etc…)
Reinvention - Selection and Deletion (what stands the test of time, what becomes
ASSESSMENT: Framework for a community sustainability.
Progress Report Who, What, Why, How (significance etc)
Oral presentation: Main points, issues
Written Report: Evaluation of process, Main points/Framework
TEXT: A reading compendium will be distributed
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