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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Shelley
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2017-02-17 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:51:59Z
dc.identifier624270
dc.identifierOCN: 952931780
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31872
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34770
dc.description.abstractFamily Experiments explores the forms and undertakings of ‘family’ that prevailed among British professionals who migrated to Australia and New Zealand in the late nineteenth century. Their attempts to establish and define ‘family’ in Australasian, suburban environments reveal how the Victorian theory of ‘separate spheres’ could take a variety of forms in the new world setting. The attitudes and assumptions that shaped these family experiments may be placed on a continuum that extends from John Ruskin’s concept of evangelical motherhood to John Stuart Mill’s rational secularism. Central to their thinking was a belief in the power of education to produce civilised and humane individuals who, as useful citizens, would individually and in concert nurture a better society. Such ideas pushed them to the forefront of colonial liberalism. The pursuit of higher education for their daughters merged with and, in some respects, influenced first-wave colonial feminism. They became the first generation of colonial, middle-class parents to grapple not only with the problem of shaping careers for their sons but also, and more frustratingly, what graduate daughters might do next.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MB Australasia::1MBF Australia
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MB Australasia::1MBN New Zealand
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.otheraustralia
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.otherfamily
dc.subject.othernew zealand
dc.subject.othercolonial
dc.subject.othersettlement
dc.subject.otherChristchurch
dc.subject.otherMelbourne
dc.subject.otherMiddle class
dc.subject.otherUniversity of Melbourne
dc.titleFamily Experiments: Middle-class, professional families in Australia and New Zealand c. 1880–1920
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/FE.11.2016
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameANU Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://press.anu.edu.au


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