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The construction of a national Maori identity by Maori media

Volume 9, Issue 1

September, 2003

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Stuart, I. (2003). The construction of national Maori identity by Maori media. Pacific Journalism Review, 9(1): 45-58.
Author(s): Ian Stuart
Publication date: 
September, 2003

This article discusses the Maori construction of a national Maori identity by the Maori media, and by Maori radio in particular. It then suggests that this is creating a Maori nation within the state of New Zealand. This is an important development for Maori and for the future of New Zealand society. The article suggests that Maori are creating a fully developed identity as required by the radical democratic theories of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, and, as such, will provide a practical case study of their theories.