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dc.contributor.authorWarbrick, Paerauen_NZ
dc.date.available2014-11-10T20:17:16Z
dc.date.copyright2007-12-10en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationWarbrick, P. (2007, December 10). Of the people, for the people, by the people: He tangata, He tangata, He tangata - The value of autobiography in academia: Maori women and Post World War Two American Presidents. Presented at the Self Narratives : A Research Conversation Day.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5200
dc.description.abstractThe catch phrase title of this presentation Of the people, for the people, by the people: He tangata, He tangata, He tangata will be immediately recognised by scholars of American history and Maori studies. The expression Of the people, for the people, by the people is taken from US President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysberg address at the height of the American Civil War in 1863. Although it is in reference to democracy in the American republic, its literal form in my opinion alludes to the very essence of autobiographies. They are written by people about themselves and they are given to wider audience. And so there is a democratic essence about autobiographies. Any fool, dimwit or halfwit can create an autobiography. And you know what, that is the beautiful nature of them. They can be as formalistic or artistic as the author wants it to be. I now turn to the Maori expression in the catch phrase title. This is an expression taken from a Maori proverb that ponders He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tangata he tangata he tangata The meaning roughly translates as What is the most important thing in the world, it is the people, the people, the people. And again, this expression’s significance is that autobiographies are a product of people. People and indeed the person is clearly at the centre of the narrative or to use a Maori term, the centre of the korero. In this presentation I explore the value of autobiographies in academia.en_NZ
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dc.subjectbiographyen_NZ
dc.subjectbiographiesen_NZ
dc.subjectautobiographyen_NZ
dc.subjectautobiographiesen_NZ
dc.subjectself narrativesen_NZ
dc.subjectMaori womenen_NZ
dc.subjectMāori womenen_NZ
dc.subjectUS presidentsen_NZ
dc.subjectpost WW2 American Presidentsen_NZ
dc.subjectUS Post WW2 presidentsen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHQ The family. Marriage. Womanen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshF001 United States local historyen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshDU Oceania (South Seas)en_NZ
dc.titleOf the people, for the people, by the people: He tangata, He tangata, He tangata - The value of autobiography in academia: Maori women and Post World War Two American Presidentsen_NZ
dc.typeSeminar, Speech or Other Presentationen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages8en_NZ
otago.date.accession2008-05-12en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.identifier.eprintste-tumu53en_NZ
dc.description.refereedFALSEen_NZ
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otago.event.placeDunedinen_NZ
otago.event.typeotheren_NZ
otago.event.titleSelf Narratives : A Research Conversation Dayen_NZ
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