Mātauranga Māori and reproduction: Inscribing connections between the natural environment, kin and the body

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dc.contributor.author Le Grice, Jade en
dc.contributor.author Braun, Virginia en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-30T03:42:55Z en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.identifier.citation AlterNative: an international journal of indigenous scholarship 12(2):151-164 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 1177-1801 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31199 en
dc.description.abstract The reproduction of Indigenous people, who have experienced ongoing cultural and ethnic marginalization, has long been a source of contention in colonizing contexts. There is scope to further decolonize and reinvigorate traditional Indigenous knowledge that has relevancy and utility in contemporary lives. The present article engages a pūrākau (narrative) methodology (Lee, 2009) to construct a culturally relevant PhD literature review and synthesize a range of source materials to develop an account of traditional Māori knowledge (mātauranga Māori) pertaining to reproduction in a New Zealand context. Three areas are explored based on their novelty and distinctiveness from Western accounts of reproduction: connections between humans, spiritual domains and the natural environment; contextualization within social and familial structures; and a unique and refreshing view of masculine and feminine embodiment. Conclusions are drawn on novel implications of this knowledge for research and health services. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries AlterNative: an international journal of indigenous scholarship en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Mātauranga Māori and reproduction: Inscribing connections between the natural environment, kin and the body en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.20507/AlterNative.2016.12.2.4 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 151 en
pubs.volume 12 en
pubs.end-page 164 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 527308 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Psychology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1174-1740 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-05-05 en


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