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    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 shifts from ‘natural’ reproduction to medically-assisted reproduction and fertility regulation; childlessness and adoption, debates over ‘ideal’ parents and shifting means of promoting, managing, or constraining parenthood. We ask how the law has shaped the social history of family in New Zealand, ranging from the dominant Pākehā nuclear family model to single parent-led and same-sex families in the twenty-first century.

    About this paper

    Paper title Special Topic: Creating Kiwi Families: Historical and Legal Perspectives from 1830
    Subject History
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    One 100-level HIST paper or 108 points
    HIST 333
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Teaching staff

    Violeta Gilabert


    Course materials will be made available electronically.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Cultural understanding.
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    Learning Outcomes

    To be advised.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
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