Tūrangawaewae Second Edition

Identity and belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand

Edited by Ella Kahu, Te Rā Moriarty, Helen Dollery and Richard Shaw

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A new edition of an important book for participants in New Zealand and global society

What is a New Zealander? What does it mean to be a citizen of or a resident in this country? How do we understand what makes Aotearoa New Zealand complex and unique? And what creates a sense of belonging and identity, both here and in the world? Now’s a critical time to be thinking about these sorts of things. With the climate crisis, issues of decolonisation, racial violence and growing economic inequalities, easy slogans take the place of reasoning and reasonableness. Empathy is in retreat, and intolerance is on the march. History tells us that this is never a good mix.

In this engaging book, experts direct their sharp analysis at these and other important issues. Written for university students, it will appeal to anyone interested in where we have come from and where we are headed. It’s a book for active participants in Aotearoa New Zealand and in global society. The chapters dig deep and are discursive. As often as possible, cited print texts are reproduced in full, and links to audio and visual material are displayed at key places. Relevant and enriching, Tūrangawaewae will excite students to read widely and dig more deeply intellectually.

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  • CATEGORY: History, Contemporary issues, Textbooks
  • ISBN: 9781991016003
  • ESBN: 9781991016317
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 14/07/2022
  • PAGE EXTENT: 320
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Ella Kahu is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at Massey University. Her disciplinary background is social psychology and education and her primary research focus is in student experiences in higher education.

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Te Rā Moriarty is a descendant of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Koata, Rangitāne and Ngāti Kahungunu. He is an assistant lecturer in Te Pūtahi a Toi, the School of Māori Knowledge, at Massey University.

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Helen Dollery is an historian and lecturer in the School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University, teaching citizenship as part of the Bachelor of Arts core courses.

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Richard Shaw is Professor of Politics at Massey University whose research is published in leading international journals. He is a regular commentator on political issues.