White Papers

2019

ISSUE 4. (AUGUST 2019)

Ihumātao protest, colonization, and cultural voice

Christine Elers & Prof. Mohan J. Dutta

The erasure of indigenous voice goes hand-in-hand with the occupation of indigenous land. What we witness over the past seven years at Ihumātao, as an extension of over a century of colonialism in Aotearoa, is the deployment of colonial tactics to erase and silence the voices of indigenous Māori peoples. Through a variety of tactics the controls over which are held by the colonizers, Māori voices resisting colonialism are silenced. The very uses of communicative strategies of indigenous participation are deployed in logics established by the colonizer to prop up and perpetuate the colonial-capitalist structure, with the state making claims to having created opportunities for participation. The capitalist interests, served through naturalized logics of the market, reflect the oppressive nature of colonialism, all the while working to erase through the very performance of tools of participation and engagement. In this backdrop, drawing from the ongoing protests at Ihumātao, in this white paper, we attend to the organizing role of indigenous voice as the basis for dismantling colonial capitalism. The Māori voice of resistance in Ihumātao, resounds with indigenous voices in Hawaii, who are protecting their sacred land – Mauna Kea from the construction and intrusion of a giant telescope on the summit.  Elsewhere across the globe the plurivocality of resistance offer pathways for addressing the very challenges that have been brought on by the accelerated corporate-colonialism of neoliberal governmentality.

 Elers, C., & Dutta, M. (2019). Ihumātao protest, colonization, and cultural voice. CARE WHITE PAPER SERIES,[online] (Issue 4) pp.1-5.Available at: https://www.massey.ac.nz/~wwcare/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/White_Paper_Christine_Elers_Mohan_Dutta_06_Aug_2019.pdf

 

Article: Ihumātao protest, colonization, and cultural voice

2018

ISSUE 3. (DECEMBER 2018)

Strengthening-Refugee-Voices-in-NZ

Dr Murdoch Stephens & Professor Mohan J Dutta

The attached white paper – The state helps the refugee speak: dialogue, ventriloquism or something else? – on the funding of refugee voice organisations was prepared between November 2018 and April 2019. In the wake of the terrorist attacks on two Mosques in Christchurch on 15 March 2019 the need to address the issue of refugee support organisations becomes acute as they a significant role in the representation of many Muslim citizens in New Zealand. Specifically, the lack of funding for organisations that are tasked with connecting with refugee communities and representing those voices to government, media and the public undermined the ability of these organisations to respond after the attacks. We particularly note the absence of “democratic communication infrastructures” owned by refugees for representing their voices in New Zealand. (Stephens and J Dutta, 2019)

Stephens, D. & Dutta, M. (2018). Strengthening Refugee Voices in New Zealand. CARE WHITE PAPER SERIES, [online] (Issue 3), pp.1-17. Available at: https://www.massey.ac.nz/~wwcare/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Strengthening-Refugee-Voices-in-NZ.pdf.

Article: Strengthening Refugee Voices in New Zealand

 

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ISSUE2. (NOVEMBER 2018) 

Academic-activist partnerships in struggles of the oppressed

Dr. Sue Bradford & Prof. Mohan Dutta

In this advocacy brief, we examine the transformative capacity of collaboration between academics and activists offering a pivotal anchor for local-national-global resistance. In the white paper on academic-activist partnerships, Dr. Sue Bradford and Professor Mohan Dutta draw from their journeys in academia and activist organizing to examine the intersections, synergies, challenges to, and lessons for academic activist partnerships. Questioning the meaning of collaboration and the nature of collaborative spaces in social change, the authors offer a conceptual framework for collaboration that joins in solidarity with the struggles of the oppressed.

Bradford, D. and Dutta, P. (2018). Academic-activist partnerships in struggles of the oppressed. CARE WHITE PAPER SERIES, (Issue 2).

 

Article: Academic-activist partnerships in struggles of the oppressed

 

 

 


ISSUE1. (AUGUST 2018)

Sexual Violence on University Campuses-Communication Interventions

Prof. Mohan J. Dutta & Ms. Braema Mathi

In this advocacy brief, we examine the nature of sexual violence on university campuses, the effects of sexual violence, and the role of communication in preventing as well as responding to sexual violence. Based on our review of the literature, we offer strategies for communication advocacy directed at addressing sexual violence veon university campuses.

Dutta, P. and Mathi, M. (2018). Sexual Violence on University Campuses: Communication Interventions. CARE WHITE PAPER SERIES, (Issue 1).

 

 

Article:Sexual Violence on University Campuses-Communication Interventions

 

 


Archives

2016

VOL 2. (APRIL 2016) Dutta, et al., (2016). Culture-Centered Method: The nuts and bolts of co-creating communication infrastructures of listening in communities. CARE White Paper Series, 2 New! Dutta, et al., (2016). Metode-Berbasis Budaya. Culture-Centered Method: The nuts and bolts of co-creating communication infrastructures of listening in communities in Bahasa Indonesia. CARE White Paper Series, 2 

VOL 1. (APRIL 2016)  Dutta, M., Tan, M., & Rathina-Pandi. (2016). Singaporeans Left Behind: A Culture-Centered Study of the Poverty Experience in Singapore. CARE White Paper Series, 1 New!

2015 

VOL 1. (JUNE 2015) Dutta, M. (2015). Food Insecurity and Health of Bangladeshi Workers in Singapore: A Culture-Centered Study. CARE White Paper Series, 1.

2014

VOL 2. (OCT 2014) Dutta, M., Kaur, S. & Comer, S. (2014). “Respect our Rights” – Voices of Foreign Domestic Workers Negotiating Structures. CARE White Paper Series, 2.

VOL 2. (FEB 2014) Teo, D., & Dutta, M. (2014). HIV Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: A culturally-centered framework for interventions. CARE White Paper Series, 2.

VOL 1. (FEB 2014) Dutta, M., Thaker, J., & Abid, A. (2014). Bt brinjal: A review of key debates. CARE White Paper Series, 1. VOL 1. (FEB 2014) Thaker, J., & Dutta, M. (2014). Bt cotton, scientific studies, and power circuits: Culturally-centering science. CARE White Paper Series, 1.

2013

VOL 1. (MAR 2013) Comer, S., & Dutta, M. (2013). Women’s heart health in Singapore: A culture-centered framework. CARE White Paper Series, 1.

2012

VOL 2. (SEP 2012) Dutta, M. (2012). Globalization, health inequities, and structural transformation: A Culture-Centered Approach to communication for social justice. CARE White Paper Series, 2.

VOL. 1 (AUG 2012) Dutta, M. (2012). A cross-sectional survey of public opinion toward Affordable Care Act in Indiana. CARE White Paper Series, 1. Dutta, M. (2012). US public opinion on healthcare reform: A cross-sectional survey. CARE White Paper Series, 1.

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