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Article: The interplay of the local and the global in Witi Ihimaera's revisions

TitleThe interplay of the local and the global in Witi Ihimaera's revisions
Authors
KeywordsMaori writing
Indigeneity and globalization
Temporal aspects of local/global relationship
Resistance and reconciliation
Issue Date2007
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17449855.asp
Citation
Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 2007, v. 43 n. 3, p. 310-322 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article considers Witi Ihimaera’s reputation as a pioneer of Maori literature in order to analyse the way he negotiates global and local influences on his writing in the light of the claims of posterity and the obligation to the past. It examines Ihimaera’s changing attitude in his rewriting of his earliest novels, Tangi and Whanau, in The Rope of Man and Whanau II, focusing on the trope of the trauma by which Ihimaera conceptualizes the impact of colonialism on Maori communities and on his writing, and its counterpart, the image of the rope of man, which he develops in order to indicate a path from conflict to reconciliation. Noting that Ihimaera risks a seemingly uncritical celebration of globalization in his rewritings, I propose to read them with reference to a local Maori tradition, emblematized by the meeting house, Rongopai, providing a model of transformative imagination that enables readers to envisage a locally shared world.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/73518
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.151

 

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dc.contributor.authorHeim, Oen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T06:52:06Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T06:52:06Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Postcolonial Writing, 2007, v. 43 n. 3, p. 310-322en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1744-9855en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/73518-
dc.description.abstractThis article considers Witi Ihimaera’s reputation as a pioneer of Maori literature in order to analyse the way he negotiates global and local influences on his writing in the light of the claims of posterity and the obligation to the past. It examines Ihimaera’s changing attitude in his rewriting of his earliest novels, Tangi and Whanau, in The Rope of Man and Whanau II, focusing on the trope of the trauma by which Ihimaera conceptualizes the impact of colonialism on Maori communities and on his writing, and its counterpart, the image of the rope of man, which he develops in order to indicate a path from conflict to reconciliation. Noting that Ihimaera risks a seemingly uncritical celebration of globalization in his rewritings, I propose to read them with reference to a local Maori tradition, emblematized by the meeting house, Rongopai, providing a model of transformative imagination that enables readers to envisage a locally shared world.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17449855.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Postcolonial Writingen_HK
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 2007, v. 43 n. 3, p. 310-322. Journal of Postcolonial Writing is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ with the open URL of your article.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMaori writing-
dc.subjectIndigeneity and globalization-
dc.subjectTemporal aspects of local/global relationship-
dc.subjectResistance and reconciliation-
dc.titleThe interplay of the local and the global in Witi Ihimaera's revisionsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHeim, O: oheim@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityHeim, O=rp01166en_HK
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17449850701669641-
dc.identifier.hkuros141492en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros139210-
dc.identifier.volume43-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage310-
dc.identifier.epage322-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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