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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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Place and Identity

Place and Identity

(p.169) Chapter 7 Place and Identity
The Pacific Festivals of Aotearoa New Zealand

Jared Mackley-Crump

University of Hawai'i Press

The final chapter addresses the complex notion of place and identity, and how Pacific festivals and its musical performances create and interact with these forces. Ideas of Pacific homelands, cultures and identities, their place within New Zealand, and how the two interact and influence each other is fundamental to how place and identity are understood. It is argued that connections to ancestral Pacific homelands are created at the same time as a belonging to New Zealand is asserted, as a new Pacific homeland. This process of connecting with a Pacific “there” and the “territorialization” (Duffy 2000) of a New Zealand “here” provides multi-local “mooring posts” around which a plethora of new twenty-first century “polycultural” diasporic identities are created, asserted, and rooted. It is argued, therefore, that the Pacific festival space is an important site in the creation and evolution of diasporic Pacific cultures.

Keywords:   Festivalization, Pacific festivals, Pasifika, New Zealand, diaspora, culture, identity, place, territorialization, polycultural

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