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Associate Professor Chris Brickell

Chris BrickellBA(Hons) PhD(Well)

Head of Department
Gender Studies Co-ordinator

Contact Details

Room G.02, 262 Leith Street
64 3 479 8184
Email chris.brickell@otago.ac.nz

Much of my research focuses on the connections between sexuality, gender and identity, drawing on sociological and historical approaches. I am continuing to develop my interests in histories of male same-sex sexuality and intimacy, and in various aspects of cultural change in postwar New Zealand – especially in terms of gender relations. My current big project explores the cultural history of adolescence in New Zealand between 1800 and 1970. This book, under contract with Auckland University Press, is provisionally titled 'Teenagers: A New Zealand History'. It incorporates my interest in visual materials and their use in sociological and historical research. Further details of my research projects can be found at www.brickell.co.nz.

Courses

GEND 102 Bodies, Sexualities and Selves
GEND 206/ 306 Gender, Work and Consumer Culture
GEND 207/ 307 Masculinities
GEND 401 Debates in Gender and Sexuality

Postgraduate Supervision

Sexuality
Gay studies
Masculinity
Histories of adolescence
Affect, identities and space
Visual sociology and visual history

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Publications

Brickell, C. (2017). Teenagers: The rise of youth culture in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 384p.

Brickell, C. (2012). Manly affections: The photographs of Robert Gant, 1885-1915. Dunedin, New Zealand: Genre Books, 207p.

Brickell, C. (2013). Southern men: Gay lives in pictures. Dunedin, New Zealand: Genre Books, 227p.

Brickell, C. (2008). Mates & lovers: A history of gay New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Random House, 430p.

Brickell, C., Gorman-Murray, A., & de Jong, A. (2017). Queer trans-Tasman mobility, then and now. Australian Geographer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00049182.2017.1345294

Authored Book - Research

Brickell, C. (2017). Teenagers: The rise of youth culture in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 384p.

Brickell, C. (2013). Southern men: Gay lives in pictures. Dunedin, New Zealand: Genre Books, 227p.

Brickell, C. (2012). Manly affections: The photographs of Robert Gant, 1885-1915. Dunedin, New Zealand: Genre Books, 207p.

Brickell, C. (2008). Mates & lovers: A history of gay New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Random House, 430p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Brickell, C. (2015). Sex, symbolic interactionism, and social constructionism. In T. S. Weinberg & S. Newmahr (Eds.), Selves, symbols, and sexualities: An interactionist anthology. (pp. 5-16). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE.

Brickell, C. (2012). Moral panic or critical mass? The queer contradictions of 1950s New Zealand. In H. Bauer & M. Cook (Eds.), Queer 1950s: Rethinking sexuality in the postwar years. (pp. 94-114). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Brickell, C. (2010). Nouvelle-Zélande: Jeunesse et homosexualité dans l'immèdiat après-guerre. In V. Blanchard, R. Revenin & J.-J. Yvorel (Eds.), Les jeunes et la sexualité: Initiations, interdits, identités (XXIe-XXIe siècle). (pp. 352-362). Paris: Autrement.

Brickell, C. (2009). Sexuality, morality and society. In G. Byrnes (Ed.), The new Oxford history of New Zealand. (pp. 465-486). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Gorman-Murray, A., & Brickell, C. (2017). Over the Ditch: Queer mobilities at the nexus of art, geography and history. ACME, 16(3), 576-604. Retrieved from https://www.acme-journal.org

Brickell, C., Gorman-Murray, A., & de Jong, A. (2017). Queer trans-Tasman mobility, then and now. Australian Geographer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00049182.2017.1345294

Brickell, C. (2016). Friendship, intimacy and desire in young New Zealanders' diaries, 1880-1940. New Zealand Journal of History, 50(1), 69-87.

Brickell, C. (2015). Networks of affect, male homoeroticism and the Second World War: A soldier’s archive. Social & Cultural Geography, 16(2), 183-202. doi: 10.1080/14649365.2014.969764

Brickell, C. (2015). Histories of adolescence and affect: Setting an agenda. History Compass, 13(8), 385-395. doi: 10.1111/hic3.12249

Brickell, C. (2014). Sensation and the making of New Zealand adolescence. Journal of Social History, 47(4), 994-1020.

Brickell, C. (2014). Affect and the history of masculinities. Qualitative Research, 14(1), 28-40. doi: 10.1108/QRJ-03-2014-0005

Brickell, C., Tolich, M., & Scarth, B. (2014). Sociology before sociology at Otago University. New Zealand Sociology, 29(4), 27-44.

Brickell, C. (2013). The teenager and the social scientist. New Zealand Sociology, 28(1), 36-61.

Brickell, C. (2013). On the case of youth: Case files, case studies, and the social construction of adolescence. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 6(1), 50-80. doi: 10.1353/hcy.2013.0006

Stock, P. V., & Brickell, C. (2013). Nature's good for you: Sir Truby King, Seacliff Asylum and the greening of health care in New Zealand, 1889–1922. Health & Place, 22, 107-114. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.03.002

Brickell, C. (2012). Queens Gardens, 1949: The anxious spaces of post-war New Zealand masculinity. New Zealand Geographer, 68(2), 81-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7939.2012.01231.x

Brickell, C. (2012). “Waiting for Uncle Ben”: Age-structured homosexuality in New Zealand, 1920–1950. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 21(3), 467-495. doi: 10.7560/JHS21304

Brickell, C. (2012). Sexuality, power and the sociology of the internet. Current Sociology, 60(1), 28-44. doi: 10.1177/0011392111426646

Brickell, C. (2012). Men alone, men entwined: Reconsidering colonial masculinity. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 13, 11-33.

Brickell, C. (2011). Homoerotic subjectivities and the historical imagination. Gay & Lesbian Issues & Psychology Review, 7(2), 89-101.

Brickell, C. (2010). Soldier to civilian: Army education and postwar New Zealand citizenship. History of Education, 39(3), 363-382. doi: 10.1080/00467600903164559

Brickell, C. (2010). Sex, space and scripts: Negotiating homoeroticism in history. Social & Cultural Geography, 11(6), 597-613. doi: 10.1080/14649365.2010.497911

Brickell, C. (2010). Visualizing homoeroticism: The photographs of Robert Gant, 1887-1892. Visual Anthropology, 23(2), 136-157. doi: 10.1080/08949460903475492

Brickell, C. (2009). Sexuality and the dimensions of power. Sexuality & Culture, 13(2), 57-74. doi: 10.1007/s12119-008-9042-x

Brickell, C. (2008). Court records and the history of male homosexuality. Archifacts, (October), 25-44.

Brickell, C. (2007). Sex education, homosexuality, and social contestation in 1970s New Zealand. Sex Education, 7(4), 387-406.

Brickell, C. (2007). Those ″other sociologists″: Social analysis before sociology. New Zealand Sociology, 22(2), 195-218.

Brickell, C. (2006). The sociological construction of gender and sexuality. Sociological Review, 54(1), 87-113.

Brickell, C. (2006). Sexology, the homo/hetero binary, and the complexities of male sexual history. Sexualities, 9(4), 423-447.

Brickell, C. (2006). A symbolic interactionist history of sexuality? Rethinking History, 10(3), 415-432.

Brickell, C. (2006). The politics of post-war consumer culture. New Zealand Journal of History, 40(2), 133-155.

Brickell, C. (2005). Masculinities, performativity, and subversion: A sociological reappraisal. Men & Masculinities, 8(1), 24-43.

Brickell, C. (2005). Same-sex desire and the asylum: A colonial experience. New Zealand Journal of History, 39(2), 158-178.

Brickell, C. (2005). Sex instruction and the construction of homosexuality in New Zealand, 1920-1965. Sex Education, 5(2), 119-136.

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