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

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

by Chilla Bulbeck, Geoffrey Brennan, Francis G. Castles
     
 

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In this 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

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In this 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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ISBN-13:
9780521460422
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Reshaping Australian Institutions Series
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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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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