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The Pacific Festivals of Aotearoa New Zealand: Negotiating Place and Identity in a New Homeland

Jared Mackley-Crump


Pacific festivals have become a highly visible feature of Aotearoa New Zealand’s festival landscape, where a number of annual events are now staged across the country. For the first time a history of this festivalization is offered, beginning in 1972, and the development is situated as a result of sociocultural and sociopolitical generational change. Centered primarily around Auckland’s Pasifika festival, the largest event of its kind in the world, and grounded in ethnomusicology, this book argues that Pacific festivals are spaces where a transcultural, multi-local diaspora negotiate and asser ... More

Keywords: New Zealand, Pacific festivals, Pasifika, community festivals, festivalization, ethnomusicology, diaspora, ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824838713
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838713.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jared Mackley-Crump, author
Auckland University of Technology

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