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  • “BODY-SNATCHING”: Changes to coroners legislation and possible Māori responses

    Mika, Carl Te Hira (Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, 2009)
    The term body-snatcher has enjoyed a renaissance in the media recently, as various Māori have moved to reclaim their deceased relations. From a Māori perspective, the claiming of bodies has nothing to do with body-snatching, ...
  • A chance for ontology

    Mika, Carl Te Hira (Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, 2010)
    This paper speaks to Hook’s thesis that a National Māori University needs to be established. However, it sets about this task by designating Hook’s intended central concerns to the outer reaches of his article’s limits, ...
  • Lost in translation: western representations of Māori knowledge

    Mika, Carl Te Hira; Stewart, Georgina Marjorie (Routledge, 2017)
    We recently attended a conference at which a non-Māori presenter, drawing on a particular metaphor already established by Māori writers, related Māori natural world features to a research method. The presentation was ...
  • Maori thinking with a dead white male: Philosophizing in the realm of Novalis

    Mika, Carl Te Hira (Addleton Academic Publishers, 2014)
    In this paper I shall discuss my experiences of referring to Novalis in the context of Maori postcolonialism and metaphysical philosophy. As with other methods of research, from a Maori perspective one always alights on ...
  • Overcoming ‘Being’ in Favour of Knowledge: The fixing effect of ‘mātauranga’

    Mika, Carl Te Hira (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
    It is common to hear Māori discuss primordial states of Being, yet in colonisation those very central beliefs are forced into weaker utterances. In this process those utterances merely conform to a colonised agenda. ...

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