Offered on the Dunedin campus and by DISTANCE
Please note that this paper is also offered at 300-level as HIST333
This paper examines the extraordinary transformation in family forms in New Zealand, from 1830 to today. It asks how and why these changes occurred and considers the role of the law in shaping these transformations. Topics considered include the shift from ‘natural’ reproduction to medically-assisted reproduction (e.g. ‘test-tube babies’); childlessness; adoption; controlling and enhancing fertility; medico-legal debates over parenting; and shifts from the dominant Pākehā nuclear family model to same sex and single parent-led families in the twenty first century.
Dr Jane Adams
Associate Professor Mark Seymour
|Assignments (2 x 700 words)||20%|
|Essay (2000 words)||30%|
|Final examination (2 hours)||50%|
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.
|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|
- One 100-level HIST paper or 108 points
- HIST 333
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- 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.
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- Learning Outcomes
- To be advised.