Fakakoloa as embodied mana Moana and agency: Postcolonial sociology within Oceania

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dc.contributor.author Fa'avae, David
dc.contributor.author Fehoko, Edmond
dc.contributor.author Vaka, Sione
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-25T01:30:22Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-25T01:30:22Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-01
dc.identifier.citation (2022). New Zealand Sociology, 37(1), 93-119.
dc.identifier.issn 0112-921X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/60492
dc.description.abstract The coupling of mana moana is grounded in inspiration from and through Indigeneity and Moana sense-making (intimate understanding through our sensibilities within Oceania). Tongan meaning-making is centred on talanoa-va, a framework that begins theorisation and analytical unpacking from an Indigenous Moana relational vantage point. We employ talatalanoa (ongoing conversations) to story and capture our conceptualisations of fakakoloa (purposefully sharing and imparting knowledge) and mana moana across interdisciplinary intersections as Tongan male educators and researchers working across the social sciences and health sciences. Our unpacking of mana moana as collective agency and responsibility is a feature of being located in tu'atonga (outside of Tonga; also relates to the Tongan diaspora). Fronting and centring Tongan thought and concepts is our way of grounding relational sense-making in Aotearoa/New Zealand whenua (places). Sociological inquiry through decoloniality within the postcolonial era from a Moana vantage point relies on approaches like talanoa-va and talatalanoa to disrupt the normalised conditions and traditions of thinking and theorising within Euro-American-centric academe.
dc.publisher Massey University
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Sociology
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dc.subject 1608 Sociology
dc.title Fakakoloa as embodied mana Moana and agency: Postcolonial sociology within Oceania
dc.type Journal Article
pubs.issue 1
pubs.begin-page 93
pubs.volume 37
dc.date.updated 2022-06-22T11:37:12Z
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pubs.end-page 119
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pubs.subtype Article
pubs.elements-id 908495
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pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-06-22


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