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Tackling Maori Masculinity: A Colonial Genealogy of Savagery and Sport

Tackling Maori Masculinity: A Colonial Genealogy of Savagery and Sport <p> The primary aim of this paper is to deconstruct one of the dominant discourses surrounding Maori men&#8212;a discourse that was constructed to limit, homogenize, and reproduce an acceptable and imagined Maori masculinity, and one that has also gained hegemonic consent from many tane. I use a genealogical approach to outline the historical underpinnings of the image of the Maori man as naturally physical, and the mechanisms, including the confiscation of land and a racist state education system, that served to propound and perpetuate this construction. The contemporary portrayal of the natural Maori sportsman has evolved from these historical roots in what has become a largely subconscious but no less insidious pattern of subjugation through positively framed sporting images.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Tackling Maori Masculinity: A Colonial Genealogy of Savagery and Sport

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 16 (2) – Aug 31, 2004

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2004 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

<p> The primary aim of this paper is to deconstruct one of the dominant discourses surrounding Maori men&#8212;a discourse that was constructed to limit, homogenize, and reproduce an acceptable and imagined Maori masculinity, and one that has also gained hegemonic consent from many tane. I use a genealogical approach to outline the historical underpinnings of the image of the Maori man as naturally physical, and the mechanisms, including the confiscation of land and a racist state education system, that served to propound and perpetuate this construction. The contemporary portrayal of the natural Maori sportsman has evolved from these historical roots in what has become a largely subconscious but no less insidious pattern of subjugation through positively framed sporting images.</p>

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 31, 2004

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