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The Maoris of New Zealand: A historical view of culture and family.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hazel N. Brown, Eloise R. Lewis Excellence Professor and Chair (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The Maoris of New Zealand have an interesting history and culture. In this selected review of literature supplemented with data from limited interviews with Maoris is described their history of settlement, oppression, and rebuilding of their cultures. The Maoris make up approximately 12% of New Zealand's population, which is predominantly white. The Maori family has moved from tribal form to extended family to nuclear family, and is currently moving back in the direction of extended family. There is a renewed effort by Maoris to assist their own people to rise from their predominantly lower socioeconomic class and to rebuild their culture. Maori women appear to be playing the major role in these rebuilding efforts.

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Publication
Health Care for Women International,12 (40), 407-414
Language: English
Date: 1991
Keywords
Maoris of New Zealand, History, Culture, Rebuilding efforts