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Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique (review)

Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique (review) 470 the contemporary pacific • 17:2 (2005) Interspersed between the chapters these debates only mark the contours making up this book are narratives of the ethnohistorical analysis. Ethno- about the death of Lena Kura in 1935 graphically, it is interesting that the and the life histories of six key figures book has been written in the third in the movement. These people all person, which makes one wonder acted as channels for Te Karere’s mes- whether the author has capitalized sages and were also committed to the on her ethnographic experiences. movement and its aim of maintaining The appeal of the book could perhaps a Mäori identity in a European world. have been enriched by a little more In the narratives of their lives the con- attention to the personal experience tinuing strength and vitality of Mäori of the meaning of the Märamatanga knowledge and ritual is demonstrated, movement in the lives of the people which illustrates that sometimes biog- with whom the author became so raphy and history may reinforce each close. However, these remarks are other: history is encompassed in biog- not intended to detract from the raphy, while biography in this case is author’s remarkable achievement http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 17 (2) – Jul 29, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2005 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

470 the contemporary pacific • 17:2 (2005) Interspersed between the chapters these debates only mark the contours making up this book are narratives of the ethnohistorical analysis. Ethno- about the death of Lena Kura in 1935 graphically, it is interesting that the and the life histories of six key figures book has been written in the third in the movement. These people all person, which makes one wonder acted as channels for Te Karere’s mes- whether the author has capitalized sages and were also committed to the on her ethnographic experiences. movement and its aim of maintaining The appeal of the book could perhaps a Mäori identity in a European world. have been enriched by a little more In the narratives of their lives the con- attention to the personal experience tinuing strength and vitality of Mäori of the meaning of the Märamatanga knowledge and ritual is demonstrated, movement in the lives of the people which illustrates that sometimes biog- with whom the author became so raphy and history may reinforce each close. However, these remarks are other: history is encompassed in biog- not intended to detract from the raphy, while biography in this case is author’s remarkable achievement

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 29, 2005

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