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 Professor Barbara Brookes

 

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Room 2S2, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel 64 3 479 8608
Email barbara.brookes@otago.ac.nz
 

Academic Qualifications

1982: PhD (Modern History) Bryn Mawr College
1978: MA (Modern History) Bryn Mawr College
1976: BA (Hons) (History) University of Otago
 

Research Interests

Professor Brookes' research interests include gender relations in New Zealand, and the history of health and disease in New Zealand and Britain. Most recently she has published A History of New Zealand Women (Bridget Williams Books, 2016), a survey history from the first waka to 2016. Barbara’s first monograph on Abortion in England, 1900-1967, first published in 1988, was republished by Routledge in 2013 in their Women’s History series. Barbara has co-edited (with Charlotte Macdonald and Margaret Tennant) two collections of essays on New Zealand women's history, and has edited six other volumes, most recently (together with Tracy Penny Light and Wendy Mitchinson) an international collection entitled Bodily Subjects: Histories of Gender and Health (McGill-Queens University Press, 2014).
 

Areas of Research Supervision

Professor Brookes is interested in hearing from students who are interested in research in medical history, women's history, or aspects of New Zealand's cultural history.
 

Editorial Responsibilities

Professor Brookes is currently co-editor, with Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla, of the New Zealand Journal of History and is on the Editorial Boards of:
Women’s History Review
Health and History
Journal of Family History


 

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Publications

Brookes, B. (2013). Abortion in England 1900-1967 (Vol. 7) (2nd ed.). Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 208p.

Holland, A., & Brookes, B. (Eds.). (2011). Rethinking the racial moment: Essays on the colonial encounter. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 270p.

Brookes, B. (2010). Which barrier was broken? Broken barrier and New Zealand cinema in the 1950s. New Zealand Journal of History, 44(2), 121-137.

Brookes, B. (2007). Gender, work and fears of a 'hybrid race' in 1920s New Zealand. Gender & History, 19(3), 501-518.

Brookes, B. (2008). A corresponding community: Dr Agnes Bennett and her friends from the Edinburgh Medical College for Women of the 1890s. Medical History, 52(2), 237-256.

Authored Book - Other

Brookes, B. (2013). Abortion in England 1900-1967 (Vol. 7) (2nd ed.). Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 208p.

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Edited Book - Research

Holland, A., & Brookes, B. (Eds.). (2011). Rethinking the racial moment: Essays on the colonial encounter. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 270p.

Brookes, B., Cooper, A., & Law, R. (Eds.). (2003). Sites of gender: Women, men and modernity in southern Dunedin, 1890-1939. New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 434p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Brookes, B. (2011). Cinema and the interpretation of 1950s New Zealand history: John O'Shea and Roger Mirams, Broken Barrier (1952). In A. Fox, B. K. Grant & H. Radner (Eds.), New Zealand cinema: Interpreting the past. (pp. 175-196). Bristol, UK: Intellect.

Brookes, B. (2011). National manhood: Te Akarana Maori Association and the work of Maori women on Chinese market gardens in late 1920s New Zealand. In A. Holland & B. Brookes (Eds.), Rethinking the racial moment: Essays on the colonial encounter. (pp. 157-178). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Brookes, B. (2011). Pictures of people, pictures of places: Photography and the asylum. In C. Coleborne & D. MacKinnon (Eds.), Exhibiting madness in museums: Remembering psychiatry through collections and display. (pp. 30-47). New York: Routledge.

Brookes, B. (2011). The asylum lens: Photographs in the Seacliff Asylum case files. In A. Wanhalla & E. Wolf (Eds.), Early New Zealand photography: Images and essays. (pp. 98-103). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Brookes, B. (2009). The making of a controversy: History, medicine and politics. In J. Manning (Ed.), The Cartwright papers: Essays on the cervical cancer inquiry 1987-88. (pp. 100-117). Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

Brookes, B. (2008). Abortion. In S. Mumm (Ed.), Greenwood encyclopedia of love, courtship, & sexuality through history: The nineteenth century (Vol. 5). (pp. 3-4). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Brookes, B., & Grimshaw, P. (2007). Maori and Aboriginal women's activism in a decade of assimilation: New Zealand and Victoria, Australia, in the 1950s. In M. Allen & R. K. Dhawan (Eds.), Intersections: Gender, race and ethnicity in Australasian studies. (pp. 10-22). New Delhi, India: Prestige Books.

Brookes, B. L. (2006). A Germaine moment: Style, language and audience. In T. Ballantyne & B. Moloughney (Eds.), Disputed histories: Imagining New Zealand's past. (pp. 191-214). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Brookes, B. (2011). An illness in the family: Dr. Maude Abbott and her sister, Alice Abbott. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 28(1), 171-190.

Brookes, B. (2010). Which barrier was broken? Broken barrier and New Zealand cinema in the 1950s. New Zealand Journal of History, 44(2), 121-137.

Brookes, B. (2010). Shame and its histories in the twentieth century. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 9, 37-54.

Brookes, B., & Smith, C. (2009). Technology and gender: Barbers and hairdressers in New Zealand, 1900-1970. History & Technology, 25(4), 365-386.

Brookes, B. (2008). A corresponding community: Dr Agnes Bennett and her friends from the Edinburgh Medical College for Women of the 1890s. Medical History, 52(2), 237-256.

Brookes, B. (2007). Gender, work and fears of a 'hybrid race' in 1920s New Zealand. Gender & History, 19(3), 501-518.

Brookes, B. (2006). Health education film and the Maori: Tuberculosis and the Maori people of the Wairoa District (1952). Health & History, 8(2), 45-68. Retrieved from http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/hah/8.2/brookes.htl

Brookes, B. (2006). Editorial: Introduction to history, health, and hybridity. Health & History, 8(1), 1-3. Retrieved from http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/hah/8.1/editorial.html

Brookes, B. (2006). ″The glands of destiny:″ Hygiene, hormones and English women doctors in the first half of the 20th century. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 23(1), 49-68.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Brookes, B. (2010). Lesser motherhood? Mothers of disabled children in New Zealand in the mid twentieth century. Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Historical Sciences. Retrieved from http://www.ichs2010.org/programme-26.asp

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Other - Edited Journal

Brookes, B., & Johnson, R. L. (Eds.). (2011). Health and History, 13(2) [Feature editors]. [Journal Section Editor].

Bennett, J. A., Brookes, B., & Stuart, A. (Eds.). (2006). Bennett, J.A., Brookes, B., & Stuart, A. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine: Health and History: Special Issue: History, Health, and Hybridity, 8(1). [Edited Journal].

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