Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorEketone, Anaru
dc.identifier.citationEketone, A. (2008). Theoretical Underpinnings of Kaupapa Maori Directed Practice. MAI Review, 1.en
dc.description.abstractThis article attempts to unbundle and identify the theoretical underpinnings of Kaupapa Māori practice. It suggests that Kaupapa Māori as a concept, has been underpinned by two differing, sometimes competing theoretical perspectives. One is Critical Theory, which comes from the Marxist/socialist grand theoretical tradition seeking to challenge and transform oppressive structures. The second is constructivism, where knowledge is validated through a social construction of the world, thus is located and specific. This article contends that a Critical Theory informed approach is not the understanding held by many in the Māori community of what Kaupapa Māori practice is, instead, this article advocates for a constructivist ‘Native Theory’ approach as being one that fits better both with the community view as well as a theoretical explanation that is more conducive to Māori development. While these two theoretical explanations may seem to be in conflict with one another, a preliminary model is presented that integrates these approachesen_NZ
dc.publisherNgā Pae o te Māramatangaen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofMAI Reviewen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectcritical theoryen_NZ
dc.subjectnative theoryen_NZ
dc.subjectKaupapa Maori theoryen_NZ
dc.titleTheoretical Underpinnings of Kaupapa Maori Directed Practiceen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender & Social Worken_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
 Find in your library

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution 4.0 International
Except where otherwise noted, this item's licence is described as Attribution 4.0 International