Re-designing the national imaginary: The development of Matariki as a contemporary festival
Hardy, A. (2012). Re-designing the national imaginary: The development of Matariki as a contemporary festival. Australian Journal of Communication, 39(1), 101-117.
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This article considers the factors shaping the contemporary redevelopment in Aotearoa/ New Zealand of the indigenous commemoration of the rising of the constellation Matariki as a marker of seasonal change. Through interviews with producers of media materials celebrating Matariki, it examines the ideological, cultural, and economic factors determining the encoding of the materials, investigating in particular the ways in which Matariki can resource a marketplace for spiritual commodities.
The School of English, Media Studies, & Art History, The University of Queensland
This article is published in the Australian Journal of Communication. © 2012 The School of English, Media Studies, & Art History, The University of Queensland.