Living Feminism: The Impact of the Women's Movement on Three Generations of Australian Women

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In this rich, evocative and challenging book, Chilla Bulbeck examines the impact of feminism on ordinary Australian women. She argues that this has been significant, even for those women who shun feminism. The lives of sixty women of various ages and backgrounds, whose own words make up much of this book, are set against broader changes in society since the 1950s. Bulbeck explores: growing up, education, work, marriage, motherhood and sexuality. Partly a history of feminism, the book also considers feminism's ...
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In this rich, evocative and challenging book, Chilla Bulbeck examines the impact of feminism on ordinary Australian women. She argues that this has been significant, even for those women who shun feminism. The lives of sixty women of various ages and backgrounds, whose own words make up much of this book, are set against broader changes in society since the 1950s. Bulbeck explores: growing up, education, work, marriage, motherhood and sexuality. Partly a history of feminism, the book also considers feminism's relevance beyond the white middle class.
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"Partly a history of feminism, the book unflinchingly considers whether feminism is only relevant to white, university-educated, middle-class women. Rich, evocative, and challenging, this study provides an accurate picture of Australian women's lives in the 1990s and will appeal to a wide audience." M. Klatte, Choice
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
List of Women Who Told their Biographies for the Book
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Women's Lives Through A Feminist Lens 19
1 Growing Up As Girls 26
2 Training For Life 46
3 Work 69
4 Marriage and Motherhood 95
Pt. 2 Present and Future Feminisms 123
5 Finding Feminism 128
6 Is Feminism a White Middle-class Movement? 156
7 Beating the Backlash 182
Conclusion 210
Appendix 1 226
Appendix 2 229
Notes 231
Bibliography 248
Index 276
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