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The Fourth Eye: M ori Media in Aotearoa New Zealand

Brendan Hokowhitu and Vijay Devadas


From the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between Indigenous and settler cultures to the emergence of the first-ever state-funded Māori television network, New Zealand has been a hotbed of Indigenous concerns. Given its history of colonization, coping with biculturalism is central to New Zealand life. Much of this “bicultural drama” plays out in the media and is molded by an anxiety surrounding the ongoing struggle over citizenship rights that is seated within the politics of recognition. This book brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars to provide a critical and comprehensive ... More

Keywords: colonization, Treaty of Waitangi, television network, New Zealand, biculturalism, bicultural drama, citizenship rights, Indigenous mediascape, Māori, film

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816681037
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681037.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brendan Hokowhitu, editor

Vijay Devadas, editor

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Part I Mediated Indigeneity: Representing the Indigenous Other

4. Viewing against the Grain

Kevin Fisher and Brendan Hokowhitu

5. Consume or Be Consumed

Suzanne Duncan

Part II Indigenous Media: Emergence, Struggles, and Interventions

6. Theorizing Indigenous Media

Brendan Hokowhitu

8. Barry Barclay’s Te Rua

April Strickland

Part III Māori Television: Nation, Culture, and Identity