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Past Caring?
Past Caring?

Past Caring?

Women, work and emotion

Edited by Barbara Brookes, Edited by Jane McCabe, Edited by Angela Wanhalla


286 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

EPUB, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781988592084

Rights: WOR

Otago University Press (May 2019)


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Understanding the history of care requires attention to personal narratives, such as a Maori grandmother's story, a Rarotongan leader's concept of duty to her people, or the sense of service that drove a long-term social worker. The case studies examined focus on the everyday nature of care operating across domestic, institutional and political spaces, and build upon areas of strength in women's history with its interest in family, motherhood, health, welfare, education and employment.

Author Biography

Barbara Brookes is a professor of history at the University of Otago. Her most recent book, A History of New Zealand Women (2016), won the Illustrated Non-Fiction category of the 2017 Ockham NZ Book Awards. Jane McCabe is a lecturer in history at the University of Otago. Angela Wanhalla teaches History and Art History at the University of Otago. Her most recent book is, He Reo Wa¯hine: Ma¯ori women's voices from the nineteenth century (AUP, 2017).