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Freedom and Suicide: A Genealogy of Suicide Regulation in New Zealand 1840-2000
(University of Canterbury. Social Science Research Centre., 2005)
Taking one’s own life is a moral and political transgression: it is taboo. As suicide is a special death that has warranted a panoply of sanctions, inscriptions and taboos across many cultures (Retterstol, 1993), suicide ...
New Zealand-China Relations: Common Points and Differences
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Political Science, 2008)
The 35th anniversary of New Zealand establishing diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) fell on 22 December 2007. This anniversary was marked by high-powered celebrations in both Beijing ...
Post-War New Zealand Literary Critique
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities and Creative ArtsUniversity of Canterbury. HistoryUniversity of Canterbury. Philosophy, 2008)
For most of the 20th century literature and criticism of literature functioned as central engines of cultural change across the western world. This was especially the case in ex-colonial societies like New Zealand where ...
Finding the True Voice of Feeling: Kendrick Smithyman and New Criticism in New Zealand 1961-1963
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities and Creative ArtsUniversity of Canterbury. EnglishUniversity of Canterbury. Philosophy, 2007)
Kendrick Smithyman is one of New Zealand’s lesser-known poets and literary critics, but this article argues that he was instrumental in developing a globally oriented critique which provides a welcome line of sight towards ...