Shifting Centres: Women and Migration in New Zealand History

Shifting Centres: Women and Migration in New Zealand History

by Lyndon Fraser, Katie Pickles

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Overview

Very different women are represented in the pages of this book, yet their lives are linked through the experience of migration. Most moved from their homelands after the Second World War, many as single women in search of work. Their stories are explored in a series of essays, some of which are life stories that link global forces to local and individual experience. Shifting Centres recovers the voices of migrant women and will contribute to an understanding of cultural difference and ethnic origins in the hybrid society that is Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781877276323
Publisher: Otago University Press
Publication date: 08/15/2002
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Shifting Centres: An Introduction9
1Maori Women in Waka Traditions15
2Women at Sea, 1870-188529
3'No one but black strangers to spake to god help me': Irish Women's Migration to the West Coast, 1864-191545
4Pink Cheeked and Surplus: Single British Women's Inter-War Migration to New Zealand63
5Refugees from Nazism, 1936-1946: The Experiences of Women81
6Letty Brown, Wahine Toa103
7Dissolving the Frontiers: Single Maori Women's Migrations, 1942-1969117
8Emele-Moa Teo Fairbairn135
9Redefining Chinese Female Migration: From Exclusion to Transnationalism149
10Gendering German Migration Experiences in the 1980s and 1990s167
About the Authors177
Notes179
Index207

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