Families, Labour and Love

Families, Labour and Love

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We think of our family life as very personal, but in fact it isshaped by influences well beyond our control. Families, Labour andLove identifies the ways in which family and personal life inthree 'settler' societies - Australia, New Zealand and Canada -has been shaped by colonisation, immigration, globalisation, demographic changes, law and policy. Richly illustrated with examples, comparative data and textual sources, Families, Labour andLove provides a broad-ranging analysis of the family which willappeal to students, researchers and policy-makers.... and Chinese men came as adventurers, gold miners, railway workers, kauri gum diggers and other manual workers. ... COLONIAL FAMILY LIFE AND WORK In pre-industrial times, most families were work units in which members ... took the paternal family name, and the man was seen as head of the household by governments and neighbours. ... Rural pioneer families were largely units of production.

Title:Families, Labour and Love
Author:Maureen Baker
Publisher:UBC Press - 2001-01-01


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