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dc.contributor.authorKukutai, Tahu
dc.contributor.authorDidham, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-09T00:16:23Z
dc.date.available2011-11-09T00:16:23Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationKukutai, T. & Didham, R. (2012). Re-making the majority? Ethnic New Zealanders in the 2006 census. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35 (8), 1427-1446.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5862
dc.description.abstractThe national census is often seen as a site of struggle for minorities seeking recognition and equality. Much less is known about the conditions under which ethnic majorities are galvanized to stake identity claims in the census. This article examines recent trends in New Zealand where an increasing number of people from the dominant New Zealand European group are redefining themselves as ethnic New Zealanders. Drawing from the literature on ethnic boundaries, we theorize the factors underlying the surge in New Zealander identification, and present census data to demonstrate its selective appeal. We also review patterns of national naming in North America and Australia to show that the New Zealander phenomenon reflects a broader shift by settler state majorities to reimagine their identities. The implications for ethnic counting in other contexts are briefly considered.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01419870.2011.607508en_NZ
dc.subjectCensusen_NZ
dc.subjectethnic identityen_NZ
dc.subjectethnic categoriesen_NZ
dc.subjectmajoritiesen_NZ
dc.subjectethnic boundariesen_NZ
dc.subjectsettler/indigenous relationsen_NZ
dc.titleRe-making the majority? Ethnic New Zealanders in the 2006 censusen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01419870.2011.607508en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfEthnic and Racial Studiesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1427en_NZ
pubs.elements-id36577
pubs.end-page1446en_NZ
pubs.issue8en_NZ
pubs.volume35en_NZ


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