Kay Schaffer

Kay Schaffer (1945–2019), née Iseman, was an American-born Australian academic and writer, who made important contributions to Australian cultural history, feminism, and human rights (as well as the visibility of Australian studies abroad). She is the author of Women and the Bush: Forces of Desire in the Australian Cultural Tradition (1988), In the Wake of First Contact: The Eliza Fraser Stories (1995), and Human Rights and Narrated Lives (2004).

Kay Schaffer reviews 'Soft Weapons: Autobiography in transit' by Gillian Whitlock

June 2007, no. 292 01 August 2007
Kay Schaffer reviews 'Soft Weapons: Autobiography in transit' by Gillian Whitlock
Anyone browsing in bookstores in the past five years has undoubtedly come across one of the dozens of life narratives that emerged in the aftermath of 9/11. The attack on the World Trade Centre and the consequent ‘war on terror’ produced a new market for the publishing industry – and it has deluged us with offerings. Prominent among them are the sensational, eroticised best-sellers by Muslim ... (read more)