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Inventing New Zealand: Everyday Myths of Pakeha Identity
by Claudia Bell

The most beautiful scenery in the world; an egalitarian society; an heroic settler history; good old rural values surviving in the suburbs; this is the stuff of kiwi mythology.

These and many other aspects of our national pakeha identity have been evolving since last century. in fact some of them were used to entice settlers as long ago as the 1840s.
in the 1990s these myths and beliefs are used to sell banks and weetbix, to promote politicians and yachting campaign, and to frame our everyday lives.

How much of this is invented, and who does the inventing? in this stimulating and entertaining book, auckland sociologist claudia bell dissects our pakeha culture, questioning and challenging the things we take for granted? after this nz may never loo the same . . .

Paperback, 1996, 208pages, very good condition
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