- List of Contributors
- General Introduction
- Reason Aside: Reflections on Enlightenment and Empire
- Empires of Democracy
- The Imperial Past: Spain and Portugal in the New World
- Imperial/Colonial Metamorphosis: A Decolonial Narrative, from the Ottoman Sultanate and Spanish Empire to the US and the EU
- Empire, Islam, and the Postcolonial
- Hegel, Empire, and Anti-Colonial Thought
- Imperial Histories, Postcolonial Theories
- Violence, Law, and Justice in the Colonial Present
- Renegade Prophets and Native Acolytes: Liberalism and Imperialism Today
- The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Challenge of Postcolonial Agency: International Relations, US Policy, and the Arab World
- Africa’s Colonial Present: Development, Violence, and Postcolonial Security
- Beyond Biopolitics: Agamben, Asylum, and Postcolonial Critique
- Indigenous Inhabitations and the Colonial Present
- Towards an Anti-Colonial Future
- Revisiting Resistance: Postcolonial Practice and the Antecedents of Theory
- ‘Third Worldism’ and the Political Imaginary of Postcolonial Studies
- Postcolonialism and/as Translation
- Remembering Back: Cultural Memory, Colonial Legacies, and Postcolonial Studies
- Postcolonialism and Popular Cultures
- Race, Racism, and Postcoloniality
- Theory and Practice in Postcolonial Studies
- modes and models of postcolonial cross-disciplinarity
- Postcolonialism and Literature
- Postcolonialism and History
- ‘Slippery, Like a Fish’: The Discourse of the Social Sciences
- At the Limits of the Secular: History and Critique in Postcolonial Religious Studies
- Postcolonialism and the Environment
- Origins, Outcomes, and the Meaning of Postcolonial Diversity
- Perspectives on Globalization and Subalternity
- Postcolonialism, Globalization, and the ‘Asia Question’
- Our Sea of Islands: Globalization, Regionalism, and (Trans) Nationalism in the Pacific
- Africa and its Diasporas
- Postcolonializing the Americas
- Irritating Europe
- What was Globalization?
Abstract and Keywords
Indigeneity in Aotearoa/New Zealand is as much a matter of an ‘a-colonial’ insistence on the longstanding presence of First peoples as it is one of anti-colonial resistance to continuing attempts on the part of non-Maori to corral, control and appropriate indigenous expression for the nation’s sake—attempts nowhere more evident than in national media. Focusing on the nature of indigenous self-insistence rather than the better-documented history of resistance to non-Maori settlement, this chapter reveals a consubstantial sovereignty at work in Maori settings which relates to the past, people and place in ways that challenge the highly mediated national imaginary by expressing a longer indigenous history of inhabitation.
Jo Smith (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Waitaha) teaches in the Media Studies Programme at Victoria University of Wellington (Aotearoa New Zealand). Her published work examines the socio-political power of media technologies with a primary focus on how colonial histories inform contemporary media practices. While her home discipline is Film and Media Studies, she researches across three interrelated fields (Indigenous, Postcolonial, and Settler Colonial Studies) to ask new questions about the ways in which media technologies, institutions and aesthetic practices help shape notions of identity, nationhood and community.
Stephen Turner teaches in the English Department at the University of Auckland (Aotearoa New Zealand). He has published numerous articles on the settlement and history of Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly with regard to media and the politics of Indigeneity. He is currently working on a manuscript concerned with Indigenous law and settler society.
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