Description : This stunning book presents a photographic survey that traverses the concepts and values of traditional Maori weaving and innovative, contemporary weaving practice. The evocative photos and text reveal the spiritual significance of weaving within Maori culture. A number of the works in the book are featured in the international touring exhibition of Maori weaving, "Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread."
Description : Incidents of doping in sports are common in news headlines, despite regulatory efforts. How did doping become a crisis? What does a doping violation actually entail? Who gets punished for breaking the rules of fair play? In Testing for Athlete Citizenship, Kathryn E. Henne, a former competitive athlete and an expert in the law and science of anti-doping regulations, examines the development of rules aimed at controlling performance enhancement in international sports. As international and celebrated figures, athletes are powerful symbols, yet few spectators realize that a global regulatory network is in place in an attempt to ensure ideals of fair play. The athletes caught and punished for doping are not always the ones using performance-enhancing drugs to cheat. In the case of female athletes, violations of fair play can stem from their inherent biological traits. Combining historical and ethnographic approaches, Testing for Athlete Citizenship offers a compelling account of the origins and expansion of anti-doping regulation and gender-verification rules. Drawing on research conducted in Australasia, Europe, and North America, Henne provides a detailed account of how race, gender, class, and postcolonial formations of power shape these ideas and regulatory practices. Testing for Athlete Citizenship makes a convincing case to rethink the power of regulation in sports and how it separates athletes as a distinct class of citizens subject to a unique set of rules because of their physical attributes and abilities.
Description : This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are interwoven, and how they are dependent upon each other. While the term ‘intercultural theatre’ as a concept points back to postcolonialism and its contradictions, The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures explores global developments in the performing arts that cannot adequately be explained and understood using postcolonial theory. The authors challenge the dichotomy ‘the West and the rest’ – where Western cultures are ‘universal’ and non-Western cultures are ‘particular’ – as well as ideas of national culture and cultural ownership. This volume uses international case studies to explore the politics of globalization, looking at new paternalistic forms of exchange and the new inequalities emerging from it. These case studies are guided by the principle that processes of interweaving performance cultures are, in fact, political processes. The authors explore the inextricability of the aesthetic and the political, whereby aesthetics cannot be perceived as opposite to the political; rather, the aesthetic is the political. Helen Gilbert’s essay ‘Let the Games Begin: Pageants, Protests, Indigeneity (1968–2010)’won the 2015 Marlis Thiersch Prize for best essay from the Australasian Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Association.
Description : The last six years have been a remarkable journey of discovery for the Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver, Canada. Representing Maori art has been an awakening. Manawa coincides with the tenth anniversary of Spirit Wrestler Gallery. Manawa is not intended as a testament to the 'best in Maori art.' Manawa showcases Maori art through three-dimensional work, especially wood, which is a medium shared by both Northwest Coast and Maori artists, and therefore a natural transition for collectors new to Maori art. The final selection of Maori and Northwest Coast exhibiting artists included those who have developed relationships or forged friendships over many years with the gallery. The overall theme of the book contains beautiful objects carved, woven, blown and painted in many different media. The book contains an extensive introduction by Darcy Nicholas, a well-known and respected contemporary Maori painter, sculptor, writer and commentator on tikanga Maori. It has support from Creative New Zealand, toi ihoTM Maori made, Poutama Trust, Tourism NZ and Toi Maori Aotearoa.The authors dedicate this book to June Northcroft Grant in recognition of her vision, her encouragement and her support in Aotearoa in enabling their dream of publishing this book become a reality.
Description : This publication contains Maori Bible (1857) translation. It has 74,411 references. It contains 2 different formats of the Bible. It includes Maori Bible formatted in a read and navigation friendly format, or the Navi-format for short. It also includes the Maori Bible, tailored Text-To-Speech (tts) software technology. How the general Bible-navigation works: A Testament has an index of its books. The TTS format lists books and chapters after the book index. The Testaments reference each other in the book index. Each book has a reference to The Testament it belongs to. Each book has a reference to the previous and or next book. Each book has an index of its chapters. Each chapter has a reference to the book it belongs to. Each chapter reference the previous and or next chapter. Each chapter has an index of its verses. Each chapter in TTS reference same chapter in the Navi-format. Each verse is numbered and reference the chapter it belongs to. Each verse starts on a new line for better readability. In the TTS format the verse numbers are not shown. Any reference in an index brings you to the location. The Built-in table of contents reference all books in all formats. The combination of Maori Bible and its navigation makes this ebook unique. The navigation is solid and perfect for the quick lookup. Whether you are listening to a speech and need to keep up with the Bible references or just read the Bible, this is built for both. Note that Text-To-Speech (TTS) support varies from device to device. Some devices do not support it. Others support only one language and some support many languages. The language used for TTS in this ebook is English.
Description : Why did the Maori, of the Wairarapa in particular, come to write down their oral traditions? How did they do it? And what was changed, or lost, in the translation from oral to literal? These are the questions Professor Agathe Thornton examines in relation to oral traditions of the Wairarapa, and the stories she chooses to compare are major parts of the areas's cosmogony (Cosmogony is the story of how the cosmos came into existence). Of great importance are the dictation of stories from the heavenly world; the Separation of Rangi and Papa, and the ascent of Tane to Io for the Sacred Stones. In the Wairarapa, stories of the heavenly world were recited by three tohunga; Te Matorohanga, Pohuhu and Te Okawhare. Professor Thornton's conclusions provide insight into the way in which the tohunga shaped his narrative performance, as well as commenting on cosmogony stories of greater Polynesia and the relevance of Maori oral traditions in the present day."