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dc.contributor.advisorIngs, Welby
dc.contributor.advisorSinfield, David
dc.contributor.authorFaumuina Khakh, Cecelia
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-29T03:50:26Z
dc.date.available2015-10-29T03:50:26Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.date.created2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/9163
dc.description.abstractMalanga is a creative practice thesis that proposes the notion of positive cultural dissonance. This construct questions the nature of identity loss experienced by young urbanised Pacific people in Auckland, New Zealand. Because Pacific Island youth in New Zealand are often perceived as holding more than one contradictory belief at the same time (Statistics New Zealand, 2006; Bush, Chapman, Drummond, & Fagaloa, 2009), the thesis suggests by example that such dissonance might operate as a substrate for rich cultural expression. In considering cultural dissonance, the thesis proposes a creative re-evaluation of the conventions of Malanga (speech giving), such that this might contribute to an oratorical work that demonstrates how Pacific Island women’s experiences from five generations of one family, might be creatively constituted as a form of contemporary performance. The address combines printmaking, morphing illustration, poetry and oratory to consider both people and place as sites of synergetic cultural expression. The use of performance and poetry within the oration relates to certain Pacific traditions where information is passed down lyrically through generations by modes of address that transcend the limitations of the written word.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectUrban Pacific voiceen_NZ
dc.subjectPoetryen_NZ
dc.subjectOratoryen_NZ
dc.subjectIllustrationen_NZ
dc.titleMalanga: the voice of positive dissonanceen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Philosophyen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
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dc.date.updated2015-10-28T23:38:35Z


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