Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand

eBook - 2014
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From whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early 19th century to the growth of interracial marriages in the later 20th, Matters of the Heart unravels the long history of interracial relationships in New Zealand. It encompasses common law marriages and Maori customary marriages, alongside formal arrangements recognized by church and state, and shows how public policy and private life were woven together. It also explores the gamut of official reactions--from condemnation of interracial immorality or racial treason to celebration of New Zealand's unique intermarriage patterns as a sign of its progressive attitude toward race relations. This social history focuses on the lives and experiences of real Maori and Pakeha people and reveals New Zealand's changing attitudes to race, marriage, and intimacy.--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Auckland University Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9781775581215
Characteristics: 1 online resource (312 pages)
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