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Barbara Brook

Barbara Brook taught women’s studies at Victoria University, Melbourne.

Barbara Brook reviews 'EcCentric Visions: ReConstructing Australia' by Gaile McGregor

October 1994, no. 165 01 October 1994
Tourism is, I suppose, the quintessential postmodern activity – I’ve been to Bali too. This particular tourist, Gaile McGregor, described as a ‘Canadian itinerant scholar’, offers us EcCentric Visions as part of a trilogy; the previous two titles featured Canada and the United States. The link is, she says, that all three are ‘post-frontier societies’. It’s a definition that depends ... (read more)

Barbara Brook reviews 'Transitions: New Australian feminisms' edited by Barbara Caine and Rosemary Pringle

May 1995, no. 170 01 May 1995
In the last eighteen months three Australian feminist collections have appeared, each apparently addressed in its different way to the women’s studies market. Each title, or subtitle, is anxious to proclaim itself of the moment: Australian Women: Contemporary feminist thought (OUP); Contemporary Australian Feminism (Longman Cheshire); and now, only prevented by the limits of the print medium fro ... (read more)