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dc.contributor.authorNikora, Linda Waimarie
dc.contributor.authorTe Awekotuku, Ngahuia
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at Athens, Greeceen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-10T02:07:26Z
dc.date.available2013-12-10T02:07:26Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationNikora, L.W. & Te Awekotuku, N. (2013). Moehewa: Death, lifestyle and sexuality in the Maori world. Paper presented at the10th Global Conference, Making Sense of: Dying and Death. Athens, Greece; 7-9 November 2013.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/8312
dc.description.abstractCustomary death ritual and traditional practice have continued for the Maori (indigenous) people of Aotearoa/New Zealand, despite intensive missionary incursion and the colonial process. This paper critically considers what occurs when the deceased is different, in a most significant way. What happens when you die – and you are Maori and any one, or a combination, of the following: a queen, takatapui, butch, like that, gay, she-male, lesbian, transsexual, a dyke, intersex, tomboy, kamp, drag, homosexual, or just queer? Who remembers you and how? Same sex relationships today are still discouraged or denied, although traditional chant and Maori visual narratives record such liaisons and erotic experience as joyously normal. And yet some people choose to remain in the closet. With three case studies, we reflect on mourning rituals or tangi – Maori death rites, in a same sex relationship, or for a gay, lesbian or transsexual family member. We use the Maori term takatapui to refer to these partnerships.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTangihanga Research Programmeen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/conference-programme-abstracts-and-papers/en_NZ
dc.rightsCopyright 2013 The Authors.en_NZ
dc.source10th Global Conference: Making Sense of Dying and Deathen_NZ
dc.subjectMaorien_NZ
dc.subjecttakatapuien_NZ
dc.subjectgayen_NZ
dc.subjectlesbianen_NZ
dc.subjectdisenfranchiseden_NZ
dc.subjectgriefen_NZ
dc.subjectdeathen_NZ
dc.subjectritualsen_NZ
dc.subjectbereavementen_NZ
dc.subjecttangien_NZ
dc.titleMoehewa: Death, lifestyle and sexuality in the Maori worlden_NZ
dc.typeConference Contributionen_NZ
pubs.elements-id23556
pubs.finish-date2013-11-09en_NZ
pubs.start-date2013-11-07en_NZ


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