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Fairburn, Miles

Overview
Works: 8 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 1,119 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Miles Fairburn
The ideal society and its enemies : the foundations of modern New Zealand society, 1850-1900 by Miles Fairburn( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early settlers saw themselves as constituting an ideal society brimming with natural resources, blessed with minimal social organisation and believed it fostered extreme individualism, create content and harmony and would remain forever free from the evils of the Old World. Fairburn corrects this naive self-perception
Social history : problems, strategies, and methods by Miles Fairburn( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing examples from some of the classic works in the discipline, in this wide-ranging text Miles Fairburn systematically examines the standard methodological problems that confront social historians today. Intended for advanced students and practising historians, although of interest at an introductory level also, the book covers a range of problems. They include the problem of absent social categories; of generalising from fragmentary evidence; of deciding when things are different or similar; of establishing important causes; of determining the reliability of socially constructed data; of ascertaining appropriate concepts; and of evaluating and testing rival explanations
Class, gender and the vote : historical perspectives from New Zealand( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the rise of the study of social history in the second half of the twentieth century, the focus of many historians shifted from politics, high culture and foreign policy to new areas, including health, demographics, families, crime, women and immigration. But with this new historical work came a problem that threatened coherence in the field: how to deal with the detail of so many different pasts amongst the people of New Zealand? The editors of this book set out to show that a quantitative approach to history can help to rectify this problem
Nearly out of heart and hope : the puzzle of a colonial labourer's diary by Miles Fairburn( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the 800,000-word diary of James Cox, an itinerant labourer living in New Zealand between 1880 and 1925 ... a rare record of the daily life of a permanent member of the colonial working class"--Back cover
The certainty of doubt : tributes to Peter Munz( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays ... written by Peter Munz's friends and colleagues to celebrate his 75th birthday ... themes ... [include] history, the philosophy of history, the philosophy of science and the problems of knowledge ... reflect[ing] ... Munz's intellectual interests and achievements"--Back cover
Differences in the rates of minor crimes of violence and related disorders in nine New Zealand provinces, 1853-1930 by Stephen Haslett( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent crime in old and new societies-a case study based on New Zealand 1853-1940 by Miles Fairburn( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Is there a good case for New Zealand exceptionalism? by Miles Fairburn( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Social history : problems, strategies, and methods
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Social history : problems, strategies, and methodsClass, gender and the vote : historical perspectives from New ZealandNearly out of heart and hope : the puzzle of a colonial labourer's diary
Languages
English (33)