Owning our dusky selves: Sex, skin, and women's business
Events for Wāhine: Beyond the dusky maiden, an exhibition that acknowledges and celebrates the mana of Māori women.
- Date: Friday, 11 August, 2017
12.10pm to 1pm
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
- Contact Details:
For more information, email ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Māori womanhood, sexuality, and place
Exploring Māori women’s sexuality via waiata, song & poetry, Dr Arini Loader will bypass notions of time, and put an emphasis on place by locating our discussion of Māori womanhood within the context of 'Our Sea of Islands' Te Moana-nui-a-kiwa, the Pacific.
Through this lens, Dr Loader will demonstrate how Māori women defy such narrowly conceived roles as ‘Pacific playmates’ both then and now.
About the speaker
Dr Arini Loader (Ngāti Raukawa) is a lecturer in the the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. As her research centers on te reo Māori texts written in the 19th century, her kete mātauranga has key threads in history, literature and language.
Her disciplinary background in Māori Studies has enabled her to tap into these interconnecting and overlapping scholarly fields as she explores her interest in narrative, prose & poetics, kōrero tuku iho, whakapapa, mōteatea, in the telling of stories on paper, marae & film, in archives, kitchens and at current events.