Sites of Gender: Women, Men and Modernity in Southern Dunedin, 1890-1939

Sites of Gender: Women, Men and Modernity in Southern Dunedin, 1890-1939

by Barbara Brookes
     
 

This comprehensive analysis of gender in the working-class New Zealand suburbs of Dunedin illustrates the ideological changes that became manifest in the period from 1893, when New Zealand became the first country to grant suffrage to women, to 1940. Quantitative and qualititative data on work, education, consumption, leisure, poverty, mobility, transportation, health…  See more details below

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This comprehensive analysis of gender in the working-class New Zealand suburbs of Dunedin illustrates the ideological changes that became manifest in the period from 1893, when New Zealand became the first country to grant suffrage to women, to 1940. Quantitative and qualititative data on work, education, consumption, leisure, poverty, mobility, transportation, health, religion, and marriage in this community offer insight into the changing gender roles during this time. This major contribution to gender studies research considers the impact of sociology, urban planning, and geography in societal change.

Author Biography: Barbara Brookes is an associate professor of history at the University of Otago. Annabel Cooper is a senior lecturer in gender and women's studies at the University of Otago. Robin Law was an urban geographer at the University of Otago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781869403058
Publisher:
Auckland University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.10(d)

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