MAI Journal - First 2018 Issue Released

MAI Journal has released - Volume 7, Issue 1 - its first issue for 2018.

This issue is available online, and with open access here.

It contains a number of articles covering a diverse range of research areas including kaupapa Māori film theory and Māori resistance in film history, young parenthood from a Māori perspective and highlights themed contributions with a particular focus on Whai Rawa: Research for Māori economies.

The lead article by Angela Moewaka Barnes, titled Kia manawanui: Kaupapa Māori film theoretical framework considers the ways in which elements of Kia Manawanui: Kaupapa Māori Film Theoretical Framework can be utilised to cross-examine Māori film texts as well as film production.

The second article is a co-authored piece by Felicity Ware, Mary Breheny and Margaret Forster titled Mana mātua: Being young Māori parents. The research presented in this article draws upon the voices and stories of young Māori parents to shed light on the strategies used to negotiate the space between Māori understandings about raising children and Western assumptions of positive parenting and young parenthood.

A number of other articles, papers and commentaries complete the issue, together with two book reviews.

MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address Indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. The journal publishes two issues every year and is only published online. We aim to publish scholarly articles that substantively engage with intellectual Indigenous scholarship.