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The Pacific Festivals of Aotearoa New ZealandNegotiating Place and Identity in a New Homeland$
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Jared Mackley-Crump

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824838713

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824838713.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
The Pacific Festivals of Aotearoa New Zealand
Author(s):

Jared Mackley-Crump

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838713.003.0001

The opening chapter introduces readers to the theoretical and sociocultural framework of the book. It outlines the parameters in which the study took place, and introduces a brief history of Pacific migration to Aotearoa New Zealand and the subsequent development of Pacific festivals. This chapter also provides an overview of the literature that was influential in the theoretical development of this study. This book is inherently interdisciplinary and crosses the areas of Pacific studies, festival studies, sociology, human geography, and ethnomusicology; each of these are considered. Finally, each of the main themes that comprise the second half of the book—logistics, leadership and development; the function of music; community; and place, identity and belonging—is introduced and outlined, demonstrating how they support the overall argument that Pacific festivals reflect how the Pacific diaspora is situated and constructed within New Zealand.

Keywords:   Pacific festivals, New Zealand, Pacific studies, festival studies, ethnomusicology, diaspora, identity

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