Tikanga Māori: Living by Māori Values
This is a second-hand copy of the book Tikanga Māori: Living by Māori Values by Hirini Moko Mead.
From the blurb:
Here is authoritative and accessible introduction to tikanga Māori. It is essential reading for all who seek to understand the correct Māori ways of doing things as they were in the past, as they are in the present - and as they may yet be.
In this wide-ranging book Hirini Moko Mead explores the creative arts and interactions between older and never social groupings such as iwi and urban Māori authorities; he develops approaches to problems such as violent crime and substance abuse; and surveys the ways that tikanga guides relationships between people, with the Gods and the land. He also discusses ways that tikanga Māori may help us to direct our stance towards present-day bioethical problems raised by technological advances in areas such as genetic engineering and inter-species organ modification, and he proposes guidelines to help us to test appropriate responses to challenges that may yet be laid down.
Tikanga has emerged as a new area of study, as a field of great opportunities for research and as a body of knowledge that needs to be taught in our schools. It is a set of protocols and a basket of knowledge that our leaders and educators need to know in order to be more effective in what they do. It is knowledge that our people need to understand, discuss, debate and pass on to others. There is every indication that tikanga Maori will become more important in the years to come rather than the reverse. It has come out of hiding and is now in the bright light of day.
Hirini Moko Mead (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tūhourangi) was foundation professor of Māori studies at Victoria University of Wellington and was instrumental in establishing Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, the Māori tertiary institution based at Whakatane. He has published extensively on Māori cultural topics.
Condition: this is a used book. It is in good condition but has some general shelf wear typical of a used book of this age.
Condition: used (good)