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Doctor of Philosophy, (History)
Study Completed: 2015
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Maori Activism Across Borders, 1950-1980s
Mrs Johnson''sresearch examined Maori activism in an international context between 1950 and the early 1980s. During this time Maori activist progressively created a space to have their claims and realities accepted in a variety of international venues. To do so they had to subvert and challenge the discourse which confined and defined them as a privileged indigenous people. Her research argued that the ''privilege'' discourse shaped the form which Maori activism took and how, in the process of successfully contesting that discourse, they created a space for Maori in an emerging indigenous people''sactivist network. Collectively, Maori activists created a variety of spaces in New Zealand and internationally where they gained recognition for their claims, and they played a significant role in creating and sustaining organisations which advocated on behalf of indigenous peoples.
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