Reconciliation, Representation and Indigeneity: 'Biculturalism' in Aotearoa New Zealand

Aroha Harris


Reconciliation, Representation, and Indigeneity begins with the claim that it ‘offers an up-to-date analysis of the reconciliation process between Māori and the Crown’ (7). The editors do not stop at up-to-date analysis. They push the edited collection of thirteen essays that were once conference papers into more complicated territory, inviting a range of ontologies, nestled in the links between ‘contemporary politics, the notion of activist research and historical and anthropological analysis’ (7). This introduction seemed a lot for me to take in, though I fully appreciated the intellectual care the editors took as they combed through the argument, organisation, themes, and academic approaches and positions of the book.

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