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dc.contributor.authorMika, Carl Te Hiraen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Georgina Marjorieen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-27T23:09:24Z
dc.date.available2017en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-08-27T23:09:24Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationMika, C. T. H., & Stewart, G. M. (2017). Lost in translation: western representations of Māori knowledge. Open Review of Educational Research, 4(1), 134–146. https://doi.org/10.1080/23265507.2017.1364143en
dc.identifier.issn2326-5507en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11284
dc.description.abstractWe 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 useful because it highlighted several issues that call for our concern as Māori philosophers. In this article, we outline these concerns, which are: first, that a blunt response to such a presentation is not undertaken lightly from a Māori viewpoint; and, second, that the presenter’s talk exemplifies a wider problem of warping Māori concepts and labels to fit a Western philosophical approach. We call this latter problem ‘Translation’, because it involves moving the Māori world and its phenomena over into one that is palatable for policy and research. The aim of the article is not to single out the presenter, but rather to refer to his presentation in order to consider the prior issue of Translation. In cases where Translation occurs, a Māori critical philosophical stance is clearly needed, in order to both investigate the warping of Māori thought on which it relies, and review the place of Māori philosophy and philosophical response in the arena of educational research.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23265507.2017.1364143en_NZ
dc.rights© 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.titleLost in translation: western representations of Māori knowledgeen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/23265507.2017.1364143en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfOpen Review of Educational Researchen_NZ
pubs.begin-page134
pubs.elements-id201253
pubs.end-page146
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume4en_NZ


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