Author Affiliation, Ana.
Sociology and Social Work; Faculty of Social Sciences
Atlantic meets Pacific: Music as an element of struggle in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Critical Criminology: An International Journal
Date of Publication
Examines the sociological implications of popular North American and Caribbean music among Maori youth in Aoteroa/New Zealand. Argues that the popularity of this modern Atlantic music - or music that has its tradition, fundamentally (not exclusively) within the experience of people of African heritage in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean reflects the assertion of an identity distinct from Euro-American or Pakeha culture in New Zealand. Concludes that globalization has resulted in a process whereby Eurocentric conceptions of art that accompanied Western European capitalism and colonialism are now being subverted by the music of the Atlantic, and variations therof....