What is the Future for Kaupapa Māori?
What is the future for Kaupapa Māori?
Over the last twenty years, Kaupapa Māori has become central to the work of researchers in the field of Māori education and indigenous studies and in the areas of social policy and practice from architecture to law to public health. But what is its future for Māori and New Zealand?
Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Māori, the new book edited by Dr Te Kawehau Hoskins and Professor Alison Jones, is a collection of essays from twelve researchers, scholars and writers including Mason Durie, Graham Hingangaroa Smith, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal and the editors, who cast a critical eye over the effects of Kaupapa Māori and who use positive critique to open up discussion about the limits of and possibilities for Kaupapa Māori theory.
Of particular interest to university students and academics, the book provides a timely opportunity to examine Kaupapa Māori in order to invigorate engagement and extend its productive possibilities. For the authors in this collection, opening Kaupapa Māori to responsible critical reflection was a risk worth taking in order to reflect the strengthening and maturing of Kaupapa Māori theory and practice.
The book will be launched at 3.00pm on Tuesday 31 October at the 2017 Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Māori Symposium at the University of Auckland’s Epsom campus.
Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Māori
Edited by Te Kawehau Hoskins and Alison Jones
Published by Huia Publishers