Calling the Station Home: Place and Identity in New Zealand's High Country

Calling the Station Home: Place and Identity in New Zealand's High Country

By: Michele Dominy (author)Paperback

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Combining historical, literary and ethnographic approaches, Calling the Station Home draws a fine-grained portrait of New Zealand high-country farm families whose material culture, social arrangements, geographic knowledge, and linguistic practices reveal the ways in which the social production of space and the spatial construction of society are mutually constituted. The book speaks directly to national and international debates about cultural legitimacy, indigenous land claims, and environmental resource management by highlighting settler-descendant expressions of belonging and indigeneity in the white British diaspora.

About Author

Michele Dominy is Professor of Anthropology at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


Chapter 1 Illustrations Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction: Up the Gorge Part 4 Myths Chapter 5 High-Country Mystiques Chapter 6 Compositions of Country Part 7 Family Chapter 8 Homesteads and the Domestic Landscape Chapter 9 Family, Farm, and Property Transfer Part 10 Country Chapter 11 "Knowing this Place": Toponymy and Topographic Language Chapter 12 "Getting on with It": Mustering, Shearing, and Lambing Part 13 Contexts Chapter 14 Asserting a Native Status Chapter 15 Legislating a Sustainable Land Ethic Chapter 16 Epilogue: Calling the Expanse a Home Chapter 17 Glossary Chapter 18 References Chapter 19 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742509528
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780742509528
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0742509524

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