Examination of the extraordinary transformation in New Zealand family forms from 1830 to today. How these changes occurred and the role of the law in shaping these transformations.
Topics we will consider include the shift from 'natural' reproduction to medically-assisted
reproduction ('test-tube babies'); childlessness and adoption; controlling and enhancing
fertility; debates over 'ideal' parents; and shifting meanings and regulation of parenthood,
ranging from the dominant Pākehā nuclear family model to same sex and single parent-led
families in the twenty first century.
Using a range of sources, including media stories and case law, students will develop a rich understanding of the range of family forms across New Zealand's history.
|Paper title||Special Topic: Creating Kiwi Families: Historical and Legal Perspectives from 1830|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Summer School, Summer School|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- 18 200-level HIST, ARTH or ARTV points
- HIST 230
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited with HIST 230 when taken with the same content.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of History and Art History's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Jane Adams
- Course materials will be made available electronically.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- To be advised.