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Author Sawer, Marian.

Title A woman's place : women and politics in Australia / Marian Sawer and Marian Simms
Edition Second edition
Published St. Leonards, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 1993


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Description xiii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Political rights and representation -- 2. Women as voters:"gender gap" politics -- 3. Women as candidates -- 4. Women in Australian parliaments: the pioneers -- 5. Women in Australian parliaments: World War 11 -- 6. Women in Australian parliaments: the new era -- 7. Women and Australian political parties -- 8. Women and party policy -- 9. The Australian women's movement; women in and against the state -- 10. Conclusions. Appendix 1: Women in Australian parliaments, 1921-92. Appendix 2: Women and men candidates compared
Summary When the first edition of A Woman's Place was published, very little had been written on the role of women in Australian politics. Almost a decade later, several books are available, but A Woman's Place remains the most comprehensive and accessible discussion of the topic. The second edition of this ground-breaking work updates and expands the story of the other half of Australian politics. It examines the definitions of politics which have rendered women and women's concerns invisible, and looks at the role played by women in all aspects of the political process. The authors also assess the changes of the past decade, arguing that feminist gains are vulnerable, and not nearly as wide-ranging as they may seem. The authors are political scientists who have been involved with women's politics over many years and have personal knowledge of many of the women and events described. Marian Sawer is a senior lecturer at the University of Canberra and is the author of Sisters in Suits; Marian Simms is a senior lecturer at the Australian National University and is the author of A Liberal Nation
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 309-328
Subject Women -- Political activity -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Political activity -- Australia.
Women legislators -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women legislators -- Australia.
Author Simms, Marian.
LC no. 93154367
ISBN 1863731695 (paperback)