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A History of New Zealand Women

A History of New Zealand Women
  

"A comprehensive history of New Zealand seen through a female lens. Brookes argues that while European men erected the political scaffolding to create a small nation, women created the infrastructure necessary for colonial society to succeed. Concepts of home, marriage and family... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780908321452
Published 4 February 2016 by Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Brookes, Barbara

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ISBN-13 9780908321452
ISBN-10 0908321457
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 3-10 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Publication Date 4 February 2016
International Publication Date 1 February 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Brookes, Barbara
Category Award Winning
Social & Cultural History
Women's Studies
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Auckland Writer’s Festival 2017
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 554
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 305.40993
Catalogue Code 632995

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"A comprehensive history of New Zealand seen through a female lens. Brookes argues that while European men erected the political scaffolding to create a small nation, women created the infrastructure necessary for colonial society to succeed. Concepts of home, marriage and family brought by settler women, and integral to the developing state, transformed the lives of Maori women. The small scale of New Zealand society facilitated rapid change so that, by the twenty-first century, women are no longer defined by family contexts. Barbara Brookes traces the factors that drove that change"--Publisher information.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non-Fiction 2017.

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Author's Bio

Barbara Brookes is Professor of History at the University of Otago. Her research interests include gender relations in New Zealand, and the history of health and disease in New Zealand and Britain. She has written a book on abortion in twentieth century England, and co-edited several collections of essays on New Zealand history. She is currently working on a history of New Zealand women.

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