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They also serve, Katie Pickles

Doing Our Bit: New Zealand Women Tell Their Stories of World War Two ed Jim Sullivan HarperCollins, $34.95, ISBN 186950416X High Flyers: Celebrating the Extraordinary Women of the RNZAF 1977-2002 Bee Dawson Penguin, $34.95, ISBN 0143018221 Being in the military…
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Risky business, Alison Kirkman

Whistle Blower: Abuse of Power in the Church: A New Zealand Story Louise Deans Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN 1877178780 How dangerous men think and how to stay safe for life Brent Sanders Random House Australia, $24.95, ISBN 0091842093 Touchy Subject:…
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Posted in Education, Gender, Health, Non-fiction, Psychology, Review, Sociology

Buried stories, Jane Tolerton

The Land Girls: In a man’s world Dianne Bardsley Otago University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1877133949 The Women’s War: New Zealand Women 1939-45 Deborah Montgomerie Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1869402448 Living in the 20th Century: New Zealand History in Photographs…
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Ghosts and disclosures, Charmaine Pountney

Lesbian Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand ed Alison Laurie Harrington Park Press, $79.95, ISBN 1560232528 Academic publications are often daunting to lay readers obscure, dense, and obfuscatory. But Lesbian Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand, a paperback for general readers (co-published simultaneously as…
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Butting the trend, Marion McLeod

In the Lifetime of a Goat: Writings 1984 – 2000 Marilyn Waring Bridget Williams Books, $34.95, ISBN 1877242098 Journalism is an ephemeral business. “Today’s news, tomorrow’s fish and chips wrapping” – the saying may be out of date but the…
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Posted in Essays, Gender, Memoir, Non-fiction, Politics & Law, Review

Dancing in time, Alison Gray

The Gendered Kiwi  ed Caroline Daley and Deborah Montgomerie Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 219 7 Girls and Women, Men and Boys: Gender in Taradale 1886-1930 Caroline Daley Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 211 1 “Will…
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After the roaring stopped, Sandra Coney

Women I am woman, here me roar, In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much To go back to pretend. ‘Cause I’ve heard it all before And I’ve been down there on the floor, No one’s ever…
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Rolling the credits, Nicholas Reid

Reframing Women – a History of New Zealand Film  Deborah Shepard HarperCollins, $59.95, ISBN 1869503147   Books that set out to be histories of an art form are always doing two things simultaneously – documenting and criticising. Deborah Shepard’s Reframing…
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Smoke gets in their poems, Laurence Jenkins

Eat These Sweet Words. The New Zealand Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Poetry eds Sue Fitchett, Marewa Glover, Cary McDermott, Rhona Vickoce Publishing Giant Press, 
$24.95, ISBN 0 9583582 4 9 When Two Men Embrace. The New Zealand Anthology of…
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Good keen women, Ginette McDonald

Stroppy Sheilas and Gutsy Girls  Sandra Coney Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN 1 87717 829 2 In a memorable scene in the 1973 BBC TV drama series Shoulder to Shoulder, an evocation of the suffrage move-ment in Great Britain, Lady Constance’s…
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Posted in Gender, History, Non-fiction, Review, Sociology
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