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dc.contributor.authorMorad, Munir
dc.contributor.authorJay, Grace Mairi M.
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-24T22:28:51Z
dc.date.available2008-11-24T22:28:51Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationMorad, M & Jay, M. (2003). 'Freedom’s Ramparts on The Sea': The postcolonial New Zealand landscape and the quest for sustainability. British Review of New Zealand Studies, 14, 119-130.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0951-6204
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1454
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand’s colonial legacy has had a major impact on the shape of its landscape. The European settlement of New Zealand transformed both the land itself as well as the tenure arrangements that had hitherto followed traditional Maori practices. The increasing political influence of the modem conservation movement in New Zealand has been mirrored by a parallel rise in Maori engagement with environmental issues. Land tenure claims brought by the Maori under the 1970’s Treaty of Waitangi Act have enabled an alliance of Maori and environmental interests to be forged. This linkage however is very recent, and if the current unsustainable land use practices are to be mitigated in New Zealand, a synthesis of the essential elements in both cultural traditions is necessary. Culture shapes how people identify and evaluate elements of their environment, and influences their behaviour and experiences. At a more pragmatic level, culture provides the social infrastructure and institutions that determine how renewable land resources are used and managed. The authors highlight the links between postcolonial culture and landscape management in New Zealand, contrasting Pakeha-Maori points of view and attempting to mediate between these conflicting positions. These links are examined in the context of new social, economic and ecological forces that are shaping the country’s postcolonial landscape.en_US
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Studies Committeeen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.nzsa.co.uk/bronzs.htm
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: British Review of New Zealand Studies. Used with Permission.en_US
dc.subjectpostcolonialismen_US
dc.subjectlandscapeen_US
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dc.title'Freedom’s Ramparts on The Sea': The postcolonial New Zealand landscape and the quest for sustainabilityen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfBritish Review of New Zealand Studiesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page119en_NZ
pubs.elements-id31095
pubs.end-page130en_NZ
pubs.volume14en_NZ


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