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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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(p.144) Chapter 6 Community
The Pacific Festivals of Aotearoa New Zealand

Jared Mackley-Crump

University of Hawai'i Press

The notion of community is visible within the Pacific festival space in multiple ways, and reflects the various ways in which Pacific peoples are (inter)connected. These various identifications and fluidities, and particular constructions of diaspora, form the underlying construction of the Pacific festival space. This chapter outlines two broad manifestations: island-specific constructions of community, a connection to one’s own family, congregation, ancestral village, and island homeland, and a pan-Pacific construction of community, which emphasizes historical and cultural similarities, and interactions and inter-relationships between communities. Within these manifestations, community is displayed in terms of both unity and diversity. It is argued that the festival space provides the means through which sociocultural and sociospatial relationships are created, reinforced, and maintained within and across Pacific communities and the broader diaspora, in line with Ka’ili’s notion of “tauhi vā” (2005).

Keywords:   Festivalization, Pacific festivals, Pasifika, New Zealand, diaspora, community, tauhi vā, sociocultural, sociospatial

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