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Author Richardson, Shelley, author.

Title Family experiments : middle-class, professional families in Australia and New Zealand c 1880-1920 / Shelley Richardson.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2016.


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Series Anu lives series in biography
ANU.Lives series in biography.
Contents Section one: departures -- The family and mid-Victorian idealism -- The family and mid-Victorian realities -- Section two: arrival and establishment -- The academic evangelists -- The lawyers -- Section three: marriage and aspiriations: colonial families -- Marriage -- Educating daughters: the Christchurch girls -- Educating daughters: the Melbourne girls -- Boys.
Summary "Family 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."--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language English.
Subject Middle class families -- Australia -- Biography.
Middle class families -- New Zealand -- Biography.
Immigrant families -- Australia -- Biography.
Immigrant families -- New Zealand -- Biography.
Middle class.
Family (Sociological unit)
Middle class culture.
Family relationship.
Family influence.
Family environment.
Middle years.
Middle school students.
Professional development.
Family involvement.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Australasian and Pacific history.
History: specific events and topics.
New Zealand.
Regional and national history.
Social and cultural history.
Immigrant families. (OCoLC)fst01746411
Middle class families. (OCoLC)fst01020470
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
New Zealand. (OCoLC)fst01204542
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Richardson, Shelley. Family experiments : middle-class, professional families in Australia and New Zealand c. 1880- 1920. Acton, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2016 xii, 374 pages 9781760460587
ISBN 9781760460594 (electronic bk.)
1760460591 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.22459/FE.11.2016 doi
AU@ 000057745462
GBVCP 1008666971

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