Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the Year 2000 (Hardcover)

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Paradise Reforged picks up where Making Peoples left off, taking the story of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the end of the twentieth century. It begins with the search for Better Britain and ends by analyzing the modern Maori resurgence, the new Pakeha consciousness, and the implications of a reinterpreted past for New Zealand's future. Along the way the book deals with subjects ranging from sport and sex to childhood and popular culture.

Critics hailed Making Peoples as brilliant and the most ambitious book yet written on New Zealand's] past. Paradise Reforged, its successor, adopts a similarly incisive, original sweep across the New Zealand historical landscape in confronting the myths of the past. That some of its themes are uncomfortably close to the present makes the result all the more fascinating.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780824825423
ISBN-10: 082482542X
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication Date: February 28th, 2002
Pages: 606
Language: English