Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The cover has light surface rubbing, light fading to the spine area, and a light bend to the bottom right corner on the front. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 210 x 299 mm
Pages: 270
Publisher: Massey University
Publication date: 1994


The Arts in Aotearoa New Zealand
By Peter Beatson & Dianne Beatson

The Arts in Aotearoa New Zealand is a comprehensive overview of the country's artistic culture, past and present, Maori and Pakeha, male and female, high and popular. More importantly, it provides a sociological framework for the analysis of the production, distribution and consumption of the arts within their broader economic, political, social and cultural contexts.

Its main themes are the tension between art and commerce, the nationalist / internationalist debate and the contribution made by art to gender, ethnic, class and community identity. A host of other topical issues are also covered including the politics of the Arts Council, the funding of public service broadcasting and the fraught relationships between artists and critics.

This book is an ideal text for teaching and learning about New Zealand art and society. Its analytical categories, factual summaries and conceptual clarifications will assist researchers and policy makers, while its accessible style makes it entertaining reading for anybody with a general interest in the arts. The underlying message of the work is summarised in its concluding words: 'The arts are not a dispensable frill. They lie at the very heart of the human condition.'


Check out my other listings for great titles and combine on shipping, thanks.

Australian bidders: Please ask for a postage quote before biding

Buyer to pay shipping: $4.60 (2 or more books: North Island $8.50, South Island $13.20), within NZ
Sorry no pickups or drop offs. Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • NZ Post - Standard Post$4.60
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: Hibiscus Coast, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

  • Other options
    NZ bank deposit, Cheque

Pay Now includes:

Buyer Protection Learn More