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Class, gender and the vote : historical perspectives from New Zealand

Class, gender and the vote : historical perspectives from New Zealand / edited by Miles Fairburn and Erik Olssen.
Dunedin, N.Z. : Otago University Press, 2005.
288 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Other contributors
Fairburn, Miles. Olssen, Erik.
Uniform series
Otago history series.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-282) and index. Paperback.
  • 1. Stability and Egalitarianism: New Zealand 1911-1951
  • 2. Residential Segregation and the Interwar Christchurch Experience
  • 3. Church, Occupation and Class in Southern Dunedin, 1890-1940
  • 4. For Better or Worse: Marriage Patterns in Dunedin's Southern Suburbs, 1881-1938
  • 5. Apprenticeship or Proletariat? Social Mobility in Rural Nineteenth-Century Canterbury
  • 6. Educating the Elite?: Otago Boys' High School Fathers and Sons, 1863-1903
  • 7. Was Gender a Factor in Voter Participation at New Zealand Elections?
  • 8. Did Farmers Really lurch towards the left in 1935?
  • 9. The Unlikely Incumbent: Clyde Carr in Timaru, 1928-1954
  • 10. Class in the Eye of the Beholder in 1930s and 1940s New Zealand Society
  • 11. Visual Constructs of Wealth in The Maoriland Worker, 1911-12: Cartoon and Intertext
  • 12. Past Lessons: Best Practice in Quantitative Historical Research
  • Appendix I
  • Appendix II
  • Notes
  • Index.
With the rise of the study of social history in the second half of the twentieth century, the focus of many historians shifted from politics, high culture and foreign policy to new areas, including health, demographics, families, crime, women and immigration. But with this new historical work came a problem that threatened coherence in the field: how to deal with the detail of so many different pasts amongst the people of New Zealand? The editors of this book set out to show that a quantitative approach to history can help to rectify this problem.
Kinsey subjects
Social conditions--New Zealand--20th century. Sex and politics. Political figures.
1877372021 (pbk.) 9781877372025 (pbk.)


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