Indivisible: Mäori-Päkehä Hybridity in Aotearoa New Zealand Cinema
A joint Historical Materialist Reception (HMR) and ethnographic study of two Mäori films in order to demonstrate the re-imagining of national cinema vis-a-vis global pressures.
||Aotearoa, Audiences, Barclay, Cinema, Ethnography, Historical Materialist Reception, Mäori, Mauri, Mita, National, New Zealand, Ngäti, Päkehä, Race, Reception, Staiger
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.67-76.
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Davinia Thornley is a Lecturer in New Zealand cinema in the Film and Media Studies Programme at the University of Otago. She has published articles (“National Identities (U.K.)”; “Film Criticism”) and book chapters (“Lord of the Rings: Popular Culture in Global Context; Film Studies: Women in Contemporary World Cinema”) on nationality and New Zealand cinema. Her current project is an ethnographic study of how cinema literally crosses the borders of nation-states and creates a sense of community among dispersed New Zealand citizens.
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