Constructing National Identity in Keri Hulme's "the bone people"

On Nation-Building Novels and the Transformative Power of Literature


Master's Thesis, 2015

57 Pages, Grade: 1,3


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Table of Contents

I. Introduction ... 2

II. Expressing Concepts of Identity and National Identity in Postcolonial Discourse ... 7

III. Construction of National Identity in the bone people ... 12
a. Creating Controversy ... 12
b. Deconstructing New Zealand ... 15
c. Constructing Aotearoa ... 24

IV. Thirty Years Later – Placement within the New Zealand Literary Canon ... 40
a. the bone people and Witi Ihimaera’s Whanau and Whanau II ... 40
b. the bone people and Patricia Grace’s Potiki ... 42
c. the bone people and Alan Duff’s Once Were Warriors ... 44
d. the bone people and Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries ... 46

V. Conclusion ... 49

VI. Works Cited ... 52

I. Introduction

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Title
Constructing National Identity in Keri Hulme's "the bone people"
Subtitle
On Nation-Building Novels and the Transformative Power of Literature
College
University of Leipzig
Grade
1,3
Author
Year
2015
Pages
57
Catalog Number
V317242
ISBN (eBook)
9783668161610
ISBN (Book)
9783668161627
File size
1799 KB
Language
English
Keywords
constructing, national, identity, keri, hulme, nation-building, novels, transformative, power, literature
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Vivienne Jahnke (Author), 2015, Constructing National Identity in Keri Hulme's "the bone people", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/317242

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