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The Critical Juncture in Aotearoa New Zealand and The Collective Future: Issues in Settler/Invader Colonial Zombiism Found in “Biculturalism”

Simon, Hemopereki (2023) The Critical Juncture in Aotearoa New Zealand and The Collective Future: Issues in Settler/Invader Colonial Zombiism Found in “Biculturalism”. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 15 (2). pp. 119-142. ISSN 1837-0144. (doi:10.5204/ijcis.2329) (KAR id:96052)

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This theoretical Kaupapa Māori writing inquiry study seeks to explore the settler colonial nature of Aotearoa New Zealand. The research finds that biculturalism, as a neo-liberal and settler-colonial construct does not provide for either tino rangatiratanga or mana motuhake. Indeed, biculturalism fails to provide for indigenous inclusion and actively suppresses the recognition of mana motuhake. Biculturalism is found to fit Beck’s definition of Zombie Concepts. These are social concepts that are dead and yet kept alive in their use by scholars and society to describe the growing fiction of traditional social institutions and in being kept alive maintain, in this case, settler colonial and colonial power structures. The main argument is that Biculturalism is neoliberal and settler colonial public discourse, that needs to be unpacked and then discarded because it does not provide for tino rangatiranga or mana motuhake.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.5204/ijcis.2329
Uncontrolled keywords: Settler Colonialism, Treaty of Waitangi, Biculturalism, Zombie Studies, White Possessive, Indigenous Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions and public administrations (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Funders: [135] University of Kent
Depositing User: Hemopereki Simon
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 14:49 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 17:04 UTC
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