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Mongrelism

Mongrelism
 

The Mongrel Mob of Aotearoa New Zealand is notorious for extreme violence, and they have long been regarded as the nation's monsters. In layers of apparent contradictions, their icon is the British bulldog wearing a Nazi helmet, while their members are largely indigenous Maori. T... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780993585388
Barcode 9780993585388
Published 15 September 2018 by Here Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rotman, Jono
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ISBN-13 9780993585388
ISBN-10 0993585388
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Publisher Here Press
Imprint Here Press
Publication Date 15 September 2018
International Publication Date 10 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rotman, Jono
Category Photography & Photographs
History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 380
Dimensions Width: 260mm
Height: 205mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The Mongrel Mob of Aotearoa New Zealand is notorious for extreme violence, and they have long been regarded as the nation's monsters. In layers of apparent contradictions, their icon is the British bulldog wearing a Nazi helmet, while their members are largely indigenous Maori. The Mongrel Mob's symbols arose as both a goading response to a history of colonial subjugation of Maori, and a proclamation of war against the (white) state.'Mongrelism' offers a communion with this impenetrable fraternity. Monumental portraits illustrate Mob members' assertion of membership and pride in their identity. Artefact studies and brutal first person narratives are drawn from the Mob corpus, mirroring the landscapes that bare the brooding environments where Mob members live. 'Mongrelism' examines how the gang brands itself to itself to uphold its hierarchy and history, and find core values usually lauded by society: perseverance, resilience, and loyalty.The publication takes the form of a gang handbook. The order and grouping of images is the result of consultation with members and hews to their geographic, familial and hierarchical relationships. An unedited Mob voice dominates the written section.Rotman's images have become a part of Mob history and their visual mythology. Ongoing consultation and engagement has been integral. Rotman is a fourth generation white New Zealander, his forebears were among the first to settle in the region that became the epicentre of the Mob genesis. The process of colonisation and the atomisation of indigenous communities can be argued to have resulted in the Mongrel Mob. In Mongrelism, as in the history of the nation, the narratives intertwine.'Mongrelism' is the recipient of the Prix du Livre Images Vevey 2017/2018

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