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Hera Cook, Department of Public Health

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PhD, Modern History

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Tel: +64 4 918 6724
Fax: +64 4 389 5319
Email: hera.cook@otago.ac.nz


Research Interests and Activities

Hera’s research interests are on social change in the areas of female and male sexuality and emotion. Current research projects include LGBTIQ homelessness, the history of emotional management, Female cosmetic genital surgery in the UK and USA, inequalities and New Zealand firearms policy. Her research approach is interdisciplinary, including social/cultural history and a focus on relations of power.

Hera is interested in supervising students in any related areas. She convenes and teaches the post-graduate paper in Social Research Methods (PUBH708).

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Publications

Cook, H. (2004). The long sexual revolution: English women, sex, and contraception: 1800-1975. Oxford University Press, 426p.

Cook, H. (2015). Nova 1965-1970: Love, masculinity and feminism, but not as we know it. In A. Harris & T. W. Jones (Eds.), Love and romance in Britain, 1918-1970. (pp. 225-244). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cook, H. (2015). Complaining about therapy culture. In J. Reinarz & R. Wynter (Eds.), Complaints, controversies and grievances in medicine: Historical and social science perspectives. (pp. 56-74). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Cook, H. (2014). From controlling emotion to expressing feelings in mid-twentieth-century England. Journal of Social History, 47(3), 627-646. doi: 10.1093/jsh/sht107

Cook, H. (2014). Angela Carter's 'The Sadeian Woman' and female desire in England 1960-1975. Women's History Review, 23(6), 938-956. doi: 10.1080/09612025.2014.906840

Authored Book - Research

Cook, H. (2004). The long sexual revolution: English women, sex, and contraception: 1800-1975. Oxford University Press, 426p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Cook, H. (2015). Complaining about therapy culture. In J. Reinarz & R. Wynter (Eds.), Complaints, controversies and grievances in medicine: Historical and social science perspectives. (pp. 56-74). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Cook, H. (2015). Nova 1965-1970: Love, masculinity and feminism, but not as we know it. In A. Harris & T. W. Jones (Eds.), Love and romance in Britain, 1918-1970. (pp. 225-244). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cook, H. (2007). Teenage pregnancy in England: A historical perspective. In P. Baker, K. Guthrie, C. Hutchinson, R. Kane & K. Wellings (Eds.), Teenage pregnancy and reproductive health. (pp. 3-15). London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Cook, H. (2006). Demography. In M. Houlbrook & H. Cocks (Eds.), Palgrave advances in the modern history of sexuality. (pp. 19-40). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cook, H. (2004). Sex and the doctors: The medicalization of sexuality as a two-way process in early to mid twentieth-century Britain. In C. Usborne & W. de Blécourt (Eds.), Cultural approaches to the history of medicine: Mediating medicine in early modern and modern Europe. (pp. 192-211). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Journal - Research Article

Cook, H. (2014). Angela Carter's 'The Sadeian Woman' and female desire in England 1960-1975. Women's History Review, 23(6), 938-956. doi: 10.1080/09612025.2014.906840

Cook, H. (2014). From controlling emotion to expressing feelings in mid-twentieth-century England. Journal of Social History, 47(3), 627-646. doi: 10.1093/jsh/sht107

Cook, H. (2012). Getting 'foolishly hot and bothered'? Parents and teachers and sex education in the 1940s. Sex Education, 12(5), 555-567. doi: 10.1080/14681811.2011.627735

Cook, H. (2012). Emotion, bodies, sexuality, and sex education in Edwardian England. Historical Journal, 55(2), 475-495. doi: 10.1017/S0018246X12000106

Cook, H. (2007). Sexuality and contraception in modern England: Doing the history of reproductive sexuality. Journal of Social History, 40(4), 915-932. doi: 10.1353/jsh.2007.0090

Cook, H. (2005). The English sexual revolution: Technology and social change. History Workshop Journal, 59(1), 109-128. doi: 10.1093/hwj/dbi009

Cook, H. (2000). Unseemly and unwomanly behaviour: Comparing women’s control of their fertility in Australia and England from 1890 to 1970. Journal of Population Research, 17(2), 125-141. doi: 10.1007/BF03029461

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