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The Maori: A Study in Resistive Acculturation
David P. Ausubel
Vol. 39, No. 3 (Mar., 1961), pp. 218-227
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2573212
Page Count: 10
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Catastrophically defeated a century ago by British colonists, the New Zealand Maori withdrew into isolated villages and thereby resisted acculturation. Although culture contact has increased markedly since World War II, Maori adolescents are currently handicapped in implementing their academic and vocational aspirations because their elders still cling to traditional nonachievement values.