The Balance Destroyed


A popular view of Māori society is that it is inherently sexist, it excludes women’s voices and it values women less than men. In clear and powerful prose, Ani Mikaere presents her understanding of gender relationships before colonisation, and the effects of colonisation on these relationships. She explores Māori cosmogony; discusses the celebration of female sexuality; provides evidence of women as leaders, experts and repositories of knowledge; and offers a formidable critique showing that it is colonisation that has destroyed the balance between male and female in Māori society.

Publication Details
Title: The Balance Destroyed
Author: Ani Mikaere
Publishing details: Te Tākupu, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Ōtaki, Aotearoa / New Zealand
Year: 2017

Physical Description
Type: Book
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9951011-2-8 
No. of pages, Illustrations, Size (l x w x d): 152 pages, colour images; 26cm x 24.5cm x 1.2cm
Language: English with some Te Reo

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