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Author Bulbeck, Chilla, 1951-

Title Living feminism : the impact of the women's movement on three generations of Australian women / Chilla Bulbeck
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997

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Description xxiii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Series Reshaping Australian institutions
Reshaping Australian institutions.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- Part I. Women's Lives Through a Feminist Lens: 1. Growing up as girls -- 2. Training for life -- 3. Work -- 4. Marriage and motherhood -- Part II. Present and Future Feminisms: 5. Finding feminism -- 6. Is feminism a white middle-class movement? -- 7. Beating the backlash -- Conclusion: feminist Futures?
Summary In this rich, evocative and challenging 1997 book, Chilla Bulbeck examines the impact of feminism on ordinary Australian women. She argues that the impact of feminism on women's lives has been significant, even though many of the women whose lives have changed because of its influence shun the term 'feminist', or find feminism irrelevant. The lives of sixty women, whose own words and experiences make up most of this book, are set against broader changes in Australian society since the 1950s. These women reveal their attitudes to feminism, but the book's focus is on other aspects of their lives: growing up, education, work, marriage and divorce, motherhood and children, and sex and sexuality. Women of all ages, from various ethnic backgrounds, from cities and the country tell their stories. Partly a history of feminism, the book also unflinchingly considers whether feminism is only relevant to white, middle-class women
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-275) and index
Notes Also available online
English
Subject Feminism -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- Australia -- History.
Feminists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Feminists -- Australia.
Women -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Australia -- Social conditions.
Women -- Australia -- Interviews.
Women -- Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
LC no. 97026347
ISBN 0521460425 (hardback : alk. paper)
0521465966 (paperback: alk. paper)
ABBREV TI Living Feminism
RESHAPING AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTIONS, 5
Other Titles Reshaping Australian Institutions