by Dr Leonie Pihama.
PhD Thesis, The University of Auckland
This thesis is a theoretical journey. Its primary focus is the honouring and affirmation of the voices of Maori women and the assertion of Mana Wahine as a Kaupapa Maori theoretical framework. It is argued that Western theories are inadequate in understanding and explaining Maori experiences and in particular the experiences of Maori women. Kaupapa Maori theory provides the framework within which this thesis is located.
Dr Leonie Pihama