New Oxford History of New Zealand, The

Author(s): Byrnes, Giselle, editor

NZ Non-fiction

The most up-to-date multi-authored revisionist history of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This book tests the idea that New Zealand istory can be explained as a quest for 'national identity' and considers whether narratives that rely on the 'colony-to-nation' storyline are still relevant today. Featuring previously unpublished research, this book proposes that history and identity have been shaped by culture, community, class, region and gender. And that these have been (and remain) more important than ideas of evolving nationhood.


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PREFACE; 1. Introduction?Reframing New Zealand History, Giselle Byrnes; PART ONE: PEOPLE, LAND AND SEA; 2. Chapter Two: Origins, settlement and society of pre-European South Polynesia, Atholl Anderson; 3. Humans and the environment in New Zealand, about 1800 to 2000, Paul Star; PART TWO: BICULTURALISM(S)?; 4. History and Memory - the wood of the whau tree, 1766-2005, Judith Binney; 5. The State, Politics and Power, 1769-1893, Tony Ballantyne; 6. Maori Economies and Colonial Capitalism, Paul Monin; PART THREE: 'SETTLEMENT AND UNSETTLEMENT'; 7. : New Zealand's Pacific, Damon Salesa; 9. The New Zealand Economy 1792-1914, Jim McAloon; 10. Colonisation, empire and gender, Katie Pickles; PART FOUR: 'NATION(S)-MAKING'?; . 11. New Zealand's Wars, Roberto Rabel; 12. Ways of Belonging - Sporting Spaces in New Zealand History, Charlotte Macdonald; 13. The Tasman World, Philippa Mein-Smith; 14. New migrants, new ethnicities, Edwina Pio; PART FIVE: 'A SOCIAL LABORATORY'?; 15. : Religion and Society, John Stenhouse; 16. Constantly on the move, but going nowhere? Work, community and social mobility, Melanie Nolan; 17. The changing meanings and practices of welfare, 1840s - 1990s, Bronwyn Labrum; 18. : Modernity, Consumption, and Leisure, Caroline Daley; 19. Family, Community and Gender, Angela Wanhalla; 20. Sexuality, morality and society, Chris Brickell; 21. : Health and illness, 1840s-1990s, Catharine Coleborne; PART SIX: 'STATE EXPERIMENTS'?; 22. Maori and State Policy, Richard S Hill; 23. The New Zealand Economy, 1900-2000, Geoff Bertram; 24. New Zealand and the world: imperial, international and global relations, David Capie

General Fields

  • : 9780195584714
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • : 1.436
  • : July 2009
  • : 245mm X 190mm X 40mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Byrnes, Giselle, editor
  • : PB
  • : 993
  • : 672pp