The Race and Cultural Relations Group

The Race and Cultural Relations Group looks at discursive constructions of "race" issues in Aotearoa. Recent research outputs include discussion revolving around issues of sovereignty and tino rangatiratanga, the use of the law in the settlement of colonial and indigenous land interests, and media representations of parliamentary debate. Current projects are focused upon political rhetoric, such as the infamous Orewa speech, and the positioning of stakeholders in the foreshore and seabed legislation. The race and cultural relations group collaborates with trans-Tasman and international researchers bringing attention to the discursive constitution of "race relations", and the impact of everyday language use on cultural unity.


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