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Ruth, Roger and Me: Debts and Legacies

Ruth, Roger and Me: Debts and Legacies
  

Andrew Dean explores the lives of the generation of young people brought up in the shadow of the economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s, those whom he calls 'the children of the Mother of All Budgets'.

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ISBN 9780908321230
Published 27 April 2015 by Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Dean, Andrew
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ISBN-13 9780908321230
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Publication Date 27 April 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Dean, Andrew
Category History
Politics & Government
Economics, Finance, Business, Industry
Political Economy
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 579315

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A time of major upheaval now stands between young and old in New Zealand. In 'Ruth, Roger and Me', Andrew Dean explores the lives of the generation of young people brought up in the shadow of the economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s, those whom he calls 'the children of the Mother of All Budgets'. Drawing together memoir, history and interviews, he explores the experiences of 'discomfort' and 'disconnection' in modern Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Author's Bio

Andrew Dean, twenty-six, grew up in Ashburton, attended Christchurch Boys' High, and went on to study Chinese and English Literature at the University of Canterbury. He graduated with First Class Honours in 2010, and in 2011 won the Journal of New Zealand Literature essay prize for a piece on Janet Frame. Following the Christchurch earthquake, Dean spent several months in China, where he had earlier been a delegate for the Christchurch City Council in its sister cities programme. He then returned to Christchurch to work for UC Ceismic, the University of Canterbury's earthquake archive. Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, Dean travelled to the UK in September 2012 to undertake postgraduate study in English Literature at the University of Oxford. His doctoral research focuses on works by Janet Frame, J. M. Coetzee and Philip Roth. When not scouring literary archives, Dean opens the batting for his college cricket team.

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