Her Work and His: Family, Kin and Community in New Zealand 1900-1930
Drawing on over 100 oral histories from men and women who were children in the first three decades of the century, this book explores the work done in those years by men, women and children as members of families and communities. It considers work done for pay and free. Extracts from interviews are used to illustrate various family patterns represented, and the text makes use of historical and demographic literature on family and kinship in the past in New Zealand and elsewhere. A bibliography and an index are provided.
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Meeting the People
Work and the Household Division of Labour
Gender Ideology and the Household Division of Labour
Kinship Family Economy and Inheritance
Kinship Aid and Life Cycle Crises
Community Sociability and Leisure
Power and Control
n Relationships Between Parents and Children
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