Māori and Social Issues is a collection of essays by experts in various fields of social sciences which collectively act as a snapshot of where Māori currently sit in relation to contemporary New Zealand society as a whole.
McIntosh, T. and M. Mulholland. Māori and Social Issues. Wellington: Huia Publishers, 2011.
Co-edited by Dr Tracey McIntosh (Ngāi Tūhoe) and Malcolm Mulholland (Ngāti Kahungungu) Māori and Social Issues was the first in a series of edited collections that looked at Māori research in areas that are critical for Māori and for broader society.
Māori and Social Issues canvases a range of social issues that are significant for a better understanding of the experience and social environment of Māori, with each chapter exploring issues such as: Māori demographics; smoking rates; educational achievement; incarceration; parenting; mental health; obesity and poverty. Key statistics, past and future trends, opinion and fact are brought together in one volume to act as a reference for students, academics and others interested in New Zealand social sciences. Each essay tackles the subject as it impacts on Māori at the time of publication with perspectives on likely effects and solutions into the future.
This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.