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  • Rugby: A New Zealand Historyby Ron Palenski

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Rugby is New Zealand's national sport. From the grand tour by the 1888 Natives to the upcoming 2015 World Cup, from games in the North African desert in World War II to matches behind barbed wire during the 1981 Springbok tour, from grassroots club rugby to heaving crowds outside Eden Park, Lancaster Park, Athletic Park or Carisbrook, New Zealanders... more...

  • Race and Politics in Fijiby Robert Norton

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Robert Norton’s Race and Politics in Fiji, first published in 1977, drew upon the author’s fieldwork in Fiji to develop the first serious and sustained study of politics in Fiji. An exercise in political anthropology, it was republished by UQP in 1990, but the essential argument remained much the same: the author sought to understand how political... more...

  • Between the Dancesby Jacqueline Dinan

    Ventura Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    The start of World War 2 changed women’s lives and their place in Australian society forever. Thousands of women ventured where few had gone before – into the services and workplaces previously considered the sole preserve of men. In preparation for her book Between the Dances , Jacqueline Dinan, interviewed over three hundred women around Australia... more...

  • Making our Placeby Jacinta Ruru; Janet Stephenson; Mick Abbott

    Otago University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Fascination with the interplay of people and place inspired the editors to bring together New Zealanders from different backgrounds and disciplines to explore some of the stories and sites of conflict and change to be found amongst our sacred, historic, rural, urban and coastal landscapes. All of the writers in making our place engage with the underlying... more...

  • Promised New Zealandby Freya Klier

    Otago University Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    Police hold placards in front of Jewish, emblazoned with the words "don't buy from Jews;" others put up signs to identify places where Jews are to be denied entry. SA men smashed Jewish shop windows, owners are terrorized into relinquishing their businesses, and home are visited Gestapo who take family members away. The year is is 1993 and this is... more...

  • A Rising Tideby Stuart M. Lange

    Otago University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    In New Zealand, evangelical Christianity has always played a significant role. This book explores the fascinating story of the resurgence of evangelical Protestantism in the 1950s and 60s, and its prewar origins. more...

  • War, Sport and the Anzac Traditionby Kevin Blackburn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Commemoration of war is done through sport on Anzac Day to remember Australia's war dead. War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition traces the creation of this sporting tradition at Gallipoli in 1915, and how it has evolved from late Victorian and Edwardian ideas of masculinity extolling prowess on the sports field as fostering prowess on the battlefield.... more...

  • Finding Elizaby Larissa Behrendt

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    A vital Aboriginal perspective on colonial storytelling Indigenous lawyer and writer Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on their island in 1836. In this deeply personal book, Behrendt uses Eliza’s tale as a starting point to interrogate... more...

  • Making a New Landby Eric Pawson; Tom Brooking

    Otago University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonization of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of Environmental Histories of New Zealand , first published in 2002, brimming with new content and... more...

  • An Accidental Utopia?by Erik Olssen; Clyde Griffen

    Otago University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    An Accidental Utopia? investigates a more egalitarian past at a time when New Zealand ranks fourth in the developed world for social inequality. It is our first systematic analysis of urban social structure, focusing on three major forms of mobility—marital, work life, and intergenerational. This enables it to identify the distinctive forms taken... more...