Histories, Power and Loss

Bridget Williams Books

From the 1970s onwards, Māori began a concerted effort to confront Pākehā with the wrongs done during the colonisation of New Zealand. They made highly contested claims for reparation of past wrongs and the restitution of their political power, putting history at the heart of their claims. This process of drawing on the past is examined by a wide range of writers, both Māori and Pākehā, and all highly respected thinkers in history, law and philosophy. Histories, Power and Loss offers an incisive analysis that is relevant to any country where political and legal relations between indigenous peoples and colonisers are being scrutinised.