CULT420-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Te Matakahi: Indigenous Critical Theory

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

Theory for Maori and indigenous scholars. The study of counter-hegemonic theory in contemporary post-colonial states. How resistance theory and praxis evolved in response to colonial expansion, assimilation and other violence. The contribution of emancipatory theorising. Limits and restrictions placed upon indigenous options by neoliberalism, biculturalism and multiculturalism, and, self-locking within the coloniser-colonised binary. Can we maintain resistance and create new spaces and practices 'outside' of this relationship? Theorists include Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Edward Said, Malcolm X, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak and others.

In this postgraduate course, we look at decolonial and black philosophical work and theory from a range of Indigenous and black diasporic thinkers to get theory for tools to make sense of the now.
Theory for Māori and Indigenous scholars. The study of counter-hegemonic theory in contemporary post-colonial states. How resistance theory and praxis evolved in response to colonial expansion, assimilation and other violence. The contribution of emancipatory theorising. Limits and restrictions placed upon Indigenous options by neoliberalism, biculturalism and multiculturalism, and, self-locking within the coloniser-colonised binary. Can we maintain resistance and create new spaces and practices 'outside' of this relationship? Theorists include Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Edward Said, Malcolm X, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak and others.

Why this Paper?
Understanding Māori and Indigenous thinkers and theory opens up new understandings of society and therefore points towards multiple pathways
• Policy analyst in Māori and Government organisations
• Community development roles especially within Māori and Iwi sectors
• Professional social services, education, and health sector roles that interface with Iwi and Māori organisations.
• Māori and Indigenous Research
• liaison
• Journalism

Transferable skills
• Academic research and writing
• analysis
• Understanding critical theory
• Cultural awareness

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Programme Director.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts Head of Department

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Seminar 30% Two seminars each worth 15%
Article Review 30% Two article reviews each worth 15%
Essay 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All CULT420 Occurrences

  • CULT420-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020