Up from Under: Women and Liberation in New Zealand, 1970–1985

Bridget Williams Books
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Christine Dann was an early participant in the women’s movement that swept through New Zealand in the 1970s and 80s. Up from Under is a detailed and fascinating study of the achievements and aspirations of women at that time.

Dann chronicles the upheavals and events of that time, examining developments across the political philosophy of the women’s movement, fertility control, paid and unpaid work, and violence against women.

Up from Under is a unique insider’s account of times and changes that have had far-reaching effects on New Zealanders’ lives.
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About the author

Christine Dann writes about gardening and cooking on her blog, The Eco Gardener. She also contributes regularly to Organic NZ magazine. Christine is currently researching and writing a book on the social and environmental impacts of industrial food and agriculture, and blogs on the subject at The Dead End Diet.

She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy from Lincoln University. Her thesis was on the global origins of Green politics in New Zealand and Australia and is available online.

Christine lives, writes and gardens at Port Levy on Banks Peninsula.
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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Dec 23, 2015
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Pages
152
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ISBN
9781877242731
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Australia & New Zealand
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
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