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HIST333 Special Topic: Creating Kiwi Families: Historical and Legal Perspectives from 1830

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.

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
Paper code HIST333
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 200-level points
Restriction
HIST 230
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited with HIST230 when taken with the same content.
Contact

violeta.gilabert@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Violeta Gilabert

Textbooks

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.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2022

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

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.

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
Paper code HIST333
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2023 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 200-level points
Restriction
HIST 230
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited with HIST230 when taken with the same content.
Contact

violeta.gilabert@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Violeta Gilabert

Textbooks

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.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2023

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard