I ka piko, to the summit: resistance from the mountain to the sea

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Presented by Dr Emalani Case

Lectures, talks and seminars

SACS Seminar Series

13th Mar 2019 12:30pm to 13th Mar 2019 1:30pm

MY305 (Murphy Building Level 3)

This seminar will focus on Mauna Kea, the highest mountain in Hawaiʻi, and use it as a case example for examining articulations of place and space, or how areas can be understood, read, and interpreted to push particular agendas.

Furthermore, it will comment on the often-conflicting expressions of belonging and possession, how they are enacted and embodied both on and off the mountain, and how they have been used in contemporary discourse regarding the sacred. Finally, it will offer insight into how resistance efforts may be grounded and motivated by connections to place.

For more information contact: Gill Blomgren

Speaker Bios

Emalani Case is a lecturer in Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. She comes to Aotearoa from Waimea, Hawaiʻi.