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A Tale of Two Suburbs: Earthquake recovery and civil society in Christchurch
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political Sciences, 2013)
This study followed two similarly affected, but socio-economically disparate suburbs as residents responded to and attempted to recover from the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand, ...
“The Much Wished-For Shore”: Nationalism and Utopianism in New Zealand Literature: 1817-1973.
(University of Canterbury. English, 2013)
This thesis examines the relationship between utopianism and nationalism in New Zealand literature between 1817 and 1973. My research utilises the definition of both the utopia and the nation as “imagined” or “imaginary” ...
NZ and the EU in the Pacific: Renewable Energy as a Mechanism for Development
(University of Canterbury. National Centre for Research on Europe, 2013)
This thesis aims to undertake an evaluation of the potential for renewable energy to be used as a mechanism for the development of the Pacific region. Further to this, it examines whether NZ and the EU are well placed to ...
Propaganda, Perspective, and the British World: New Zealand’s First World War Propaganda and British Interactions, 1914-1918
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities and Creative Arts, 2013)
Despite the ubiquity of the First World War as a key moment in the development of New Zealand’s national identity in scholarship and public memory, key aspects remain under explored. This thesis addresses a particularly ...
Making Space: Disorientating bodies in trans and queer spaces of support
(University of Canterbury. Gender Studies, 2013)
This thesis explores young people’s transgenderings through negotiations of language, bodies and experiences of different peer and community-based support spaces in Aotearoa New Zealand. It critically examines what ‘support’ ...
To be Made Disabled, A Discourse Analysis of Intellectual Disability in New Zealand, 1900 - 1960
(University of Canterbury. History, 2013)
The New Zealand historiography on intellectual disability has been expanded in the twenty years by histories of the residential institution and the foundation of advocacy groups. However, there is still a limited field of ...