Australian Women: New feminist perspectives by Norma Grieve and Ailsa Burns

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September 1986, no. 84

Australian Women: New feminist perspectives by Norma Grieve and Ailsa Burns

Oxford University Press, 412 pp, $17.95 pb

Australian Women: New feminist perspectives by Norma Grieve and Ailsa Burns

by
September 1986, no. 84

Some years ago, when I was able for the first time to lecture on the position of women in Australian society within an Australian Studies undergraduate course (in a section headed ‘Minorities’), the available material on the topic, apart from occasional brief throwaway references in the standard works, was minimal. Recognition that this gap existed – in academic courses, in the knowledge structures of disciplines, in our minds – coincided with the publication of those first few books, like Damned Whores and God’s Police, My Wife, My Daughter and Poor Mary Ann and others, that allowed the subject of women to be spoken and the social structures and discourses that positioned them to be examined.

Delys Bird reviews 'Australian Women: New feminist perspectives' edited by Norma Grieve and Ailsa Burns

Australian Women: New feminist perspectives

by Norma Grieve and Ailsa Burns

Oxford University Press, 412 pp, $17.95 pb

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