Maori “warrior gene” Otherisation, Stereotypes and Racial Discourse Sarah Haughey, 10107571
“ Maori warrior gene research slammed” <ul><li>http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2855426/Maori-warrior-gene-research-slammed...
Forums <ul><li>‘They've got an excuse now, the &quot;Warrior Gene“’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘No wonder they are over represented...
Reason for choosing texts <ul><li>Relates to New Zealand society </li></ul><ul><li>Research had potential to cause problem...
Otherisation <ul><li>The view that the person from a particular culture is like this and we should treat them in a certain...
Stereotype <ul><li>Any categorisation of a group results in a degree of stereotyping (Bowe & Martin, 2006). </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Maori are the minority group being otherised in this context. </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotyped as ‘aggressive’, ‘dang...
Racist discourse <ul><li>Sustains and reinforces oppressive power relations (Wetherell & Potter, 1997, p. 70). </li></ul><...
Conclusion <ul><li>“ Maori ‘warrior’ gene research slammed” and forum posts on Votemenot. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate ot...
References <ul><li>Ashcroft, B. (2003 (2001)). Language and race. In R. Harris & B.  </li></ul><ul><li>Rampton (eds.),  Th...
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  1. 1. Maori “warrior gene” Otherisation, Stereotypes and Racial Discourse Sarah Haughey, 10107571
  2. 2. “ Maori warrior gene research slammed” <ul><li>http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2855426/Maori-warrior-gene-research-slammed </li></ul><ul><li>The research claims Maori are “ genetically wired to commit acts of violence” </li></ul><ul><li>Due to monoamine oxidase, or &quot;warrior&quot; gene. - Rod Lea and Geoffrey Chambers, 2006.  </li></ul><ul><li>Criticised as racial stereotyping and disservice to Maori. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Forums <ul><li>‘They've got an excuse now, the &quot;Warrior Gene“’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘No wonder they are over represented in the criminal system.’ </li></ul><ul><li>http://archive.votemenot.co.nz/thread/38501628/maori-warrior-gene-a-load-of-s/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reason for choosing texts <ul><li>Relates to New Zealand society </li></ul><ul><li>Research had potential to cause problems in relations between New Zealanders </li></ul><ul><li>Forum posts gave indication of how some people reacted. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Otherisation <ul><li>The view that the person from a particular culture is like this and we should treat them in a certain way. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Different to us in such a way that they are excluded from our ‘normal’, ‘superior’ and ‘civilised’ group” (Holiday, et al, 2004, 3). </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces and otherises the individuals </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stereotype <ul><li>Any categorisation of a group results in a degree of stereotyping (Bowe & Martin, 2006). </li></ul><ul><li>Overgeneralisation (process by which members of a group are asserted to have the characteristics attributed to the whole group – Scollon & Scollon, 2001, in Bowe & Martin, 2007, 87). </li></ul><ul><li>Perpetuate differences between in group and out group. </li></ul><ul><li>Negative stereotyping – contrasts as negative group difference. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Maori are the minority group being otherised in this context. </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotyped as ‘aggressive’, ‘dangerous’ and more likely to partake in criminal activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Pakeha/NZ Europeans are the majority or dominant group. </li></ul><ul><li>Not classed as ‘aggressive’ or ‘dangerous’; do not have ‘warrior gene’. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Racist discourse <ul><li>Sustains and reinforces oppressive power relations (Wetherell & Potter, 1997, p. 70). </li></ul><ul><li>Attempts to portray a biological difference between Maori and non-Maori but biological differences “simply do not hold true when it comes to race” (Gates, 1986, in Ashcroft, 2003(2001), p. 41). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>“ Maori ‘warrior’ gene research slammed” and forum posts on Votemenot. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate otherisation, steretyping and racist discource. </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant to New Zealand society. </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Ashcroft, B. (2003 (2001)). Language and race. In R. Harris & B. </li></ul><ul><li>Rampton (eds.), The language, ethnicity and race reader (pp. </li></ul><ul><li>37-53). London: Routledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Bowe, H. & Martin, K. (2007). Communication across cultures: </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual understanding in a global world. Cambridge: Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>University Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday, A., Hyde, M. & Kullman, J. (2004). Intercultural </li></ul><ul><li>communication: An advanced resource book. London: </li></ul><ul><li>Routledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Wetherell, M. & Potter, J. (1992). Mapping the language of racism: </li></ul><ul><li>Discourse and the legitimisation of exploitation. New York; </li></ul><ul><li>London: Harvester Wheatsheaf. </li></ul>

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