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An Accidental Utopia?: Social Mobility and the Foundations of an Eglitarian Society, 1880-1940
  

An Accidental Utopia?: Social Mobility and the Foundations of an Eglitarian Society, 1880-1940 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Olssen, Erik
By Griffen, Clyde
By Jones, Frank

This is the first systematic analysis of the urban social structure in New Zealand. By focusing on the three major forms of mobility marital, worklife, and intergenerational this work identifies the distinctive forms taken by the capitalist class structure in urban New Zealand du...ring the formative historical period of 1890-1940. By placing the analysis deep within the context of a particular community Dunedin's southern suburbs this book also identifies in rich detail the complex occupational pathways, their meanings, and the way in which shifts in the mobility pattern both reflect and explain changes in political behavior. This unique discovery provides the book with one of its most stimulating themes. The authors also develop a comparative theme, showing that New Zealand was more fluid than England, if not always as open as the United States. This analysis also underlines the importance of size and scale not only to this topic, but to sociology and history in general whil
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ISBN 9781877372643
Published NZ 14 Jul 2011
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781877372643
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Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 14 Jul 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Olssen, Erik
By Griffen, Clyde
By Jones, Frank
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
World History: From C 1900 -
Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
Social Classes
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 334
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 305.5099392
Weight 540g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Social mobility - New Zealand - Dunedin - History, Caversham (Dunedin, N.Z.) - History, Caversham (Dunedin, N.Z.) - Social conditions, Saint Kilda (Dunedin, N.Z.) - History, Saint Kilda (Dunedin, N.Z.) - Social conditions
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education

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