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Haka : a living tradition / Wira Gardiner.

By: Gardiner, Wira, 1943-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Hodder Moa Beckett, 2001Description: 112 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869588800 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Haka (Dance) | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Rites and ceremonies | Folk dancing, Maori | Haka | Tikanga tuku iho | Kōrero nehe | Ngeri | Kaitito waiata | Kapa haka | Rōpū Māori | New Zealand -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 793.31993
Contents:
Map of tribes -- Haka: a personal reflection -- Haka variations -- The tradition of haka -- Ka mate! : the most famous haka -- Tribal haka -- Women and the haka -- War and the price of citizenship -- Haka, sport and politics -- The haka continues.
Illustrations of Ka mate! haka inside front and back covers. -Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-111) and index.
Summary: "The haka has always been a vital part of Māori culture and tradition. Today it has a growing influence on the lives of all New Zealanders. It provides a powerful and dramatic vehicle for welcoming visitors, for challenging opponents, for rejoicing in victories, for protesting injustices, and for celebrating a culture and a way of life. This story of the haka begins with its origins in the mists of time and looks to its place in legend and in the early Māori world, and thye observations of it by the first European explorers, missionaries and settlers. It discusses the various haka types, the roles of men and women, the origins and importance of the well known Ka mate! haka, and how this special dance has been used in war, sport and politics. ..."--Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A source of pride or a source of controversy, the Haka is an integral part of New Zealand's culture. One of the most identifiable symbols of New Zealand, most people know little of the history, variation or meaning of this powerful challenge. This work aims to explain it all.

Illustrations of Ka mate! haka inside front and back covers.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-111) and index.

Map of tribes -- Haka: a personal reflection -- Haka variations -- The tradition of haka -- Ka mate! : the most famous haka -- Tribal haka -- Women and the haka -- War and the price of citizenship -- Haka, sport and politics -- The haka continues.

Illustrations of Ka mate! haka inside front and back covers. -Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-111) and index.

"The haka has always been a vital part of Māori culture and tradition. Today it has a growing influence on the lives of all New Zealanders. It provides a powerful and dramatic vehicle for welcoming visitors, for challenging opponents, for rejoicing in victories, for protesting injustices, and for celebrating a culture and a way of life. This story of the haka begins with its origins in the mists of time and looks to its place in legend and in the early Māori world, and thye observations of it by the first European explorers, missionaries and settlers. It discusses the various haka types, the roles of men and women, the origins and importance of the well known Ka mate! haka, and how this special dance has been used in war, sport and politics. ..."--Back cover.

In English, with some Māori.

In English, with some Maori.

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