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dc.contributor.authorWarbrick, Ien_NZ
dc.contributor.authorDickson, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPrince, Ren_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHeke, Ien_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-29T00:31:37Z
dc.date.available2016-01-29T00:31:37Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationCritical Public Health, DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2015.1096013en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn0958-1596en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/9447
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we consider what impact a biopolitics that creates a compliant self-governing weight-focused population has had on Māori health in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We frame this discussion with three vignettes that in different ways demonstrate the deleterious effects of the individualisation of health on Māori. We argue that the current biopolitics is best explained as ‘the health of Maoris’ not ‘Māori Health’. To counter this current biopolitics we put forward an alternative epistemology, the ‘Atua Matua’ framework. This epistemology pays respect to a Māori view of health that is holistic, encompassing physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural and familial well-being and does not give ground to the requirement for individualism so prevalent in neoliberalism. Finally, we consider what this new epistemology might offer to the public health agendas in Aotearoa and other countries where indigenous populations suffer ill health disproportionately. Thus, our implications have potential not only for Māori health but human health in general.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2015.1096013en_NZ
dc.rightsCopyright © 2015 Taylor & Francis. This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Critical Public Health and is available online at: www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article (see Publisher’s Version).
dc.subjectHealthy public policy; Health promotion; Indigenous people
dc.titleThe biopolitics of Māori biomass: towards a new epistemology for Māori health in Aotearoa/New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09581596.2015.1096013en_NZ
aut.relation.issue11en_NZ
aut.relation.volume1en_NZ
pubs.elements-id192959


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