Hecate

Prefer description currently available on HighBeam

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, 2005

A Fugitive Moment of Grace: Life Story, Migration and Vietnamese-Caledonian Women
IntroductionWhen I first arrived in New Caledonia I learnt that a small and lively Vietnamese community existed and that rice was a staple food in most households. I have since discovered that few people beyond New Caledonia's shores know of the Vietnamese-Caledonian...
Becoming Woman
iI write myself on the pagenot as the universal `I', but `woman'padding the tide's morning surf.a camera lucida of memory catches Broken Bayin the earnest scurry of soldier crabs, the whoop of rod lineand sinker, rows of paddleboats, dinghies upturnedmetres...
Citizens of the World: Jessie Street and International Feminism
Jessie Street took part in her first international conference of women in 1914, and worked for political reform in Australia and within the international feminist network in the interwar years. In 1945 she was the only woman appointed to Australia's...
Dream Journal
1.Black snake sheds skin ...In early-morning lightI watched a snakeensnared in old, slack skinstruggling to free itself,trapped inside a sacresembling magnifiedand thickened meshof spider-web, a deadmembrane of coarsenedgossamer and lifeless scales.I...
Editorial
Having arrived at a rather uncharacteristic emphasis upon white middle class women's feminism in this issue, I decided to look at some Iraqi and Arab women's website material to address the incommensurability of the experience of women in Iraq or Afghanistan...
Glass Woman, Owl House
(on Helen Martins, Outsider artist, South Africa)Nieu Bethesda. In this desert villagespringwater channels square through rockand white patterned lives, relegating blackto oblique dry seams and shadows;a chiaroscuro geometry no southern suncan compromise....
Interview with Anna Couani by Anne Brewster
AB: Let's start by asking you some questions about Italy. One of the things that interested me in that book was that you seem to be engaging directly with the tradition of novel writing. Would you like to say something about your thoughts about the novel...
Jiff at Midnight
My four-year-old son starts kinder tomorrow. He is ready.I am not ready. So, like the women of my family I am in the kitchen at midnight scrubbing pots with Jiff.All the women in my family scrub our troubles away. I search through the cupboards and every...
Lone Mothers in Liberal Welfare States: Thirty Years of Change and Continuity
Thirty years ago, statutory welfare benefits for lone mothers were introduced in a number of liberal welfare states1 (including in both Australia and New Zealand in 1973). Over the same period, complex demographic and social changes have seen the number...
Looking after Cecily
We've been on the road for days and now I'm back where I started. Under these massive Moreton Bay figs, the white sky rushing behind sheltering leaves. I'm digging at my heels with a stick, picking out smashed fruit and leaf-litter, just like the old...
Mount Belles
1.Trafficking - a bird's-eye viewYour restless, telescopic eyescans northern mountains' knuckled spines,where women move across the screelike puppets on slack wires.Searching for stray ewes, a shepherdfinds a young girl at his feet,folded between sheets...
Nellie Alma Martel and the Women's Social and Political Union, 1905 - 09
Nellie Martel's suffrage work in AustraliaThe Commonwealth Franchise Act (June 1902) ensured the right of all Australians (with the regrettable exception of Aboriginal people and other non-white groups) to vote in, and stand for, all Federal elections....
No 'Ordinary Day': The Hours, Virginia Woolf and Everyday Life
Women artists have always played a leading role in integrating art and life ... To recognise this as a superior rather than an inferior aesthetic changes everything.1There have been a number of recent biopics about twentieth-century women writers which...
Putting the Queensland Woman Suffrage Movement into Its Wider Context
Thank you for asking me to share in this tribute to the work of Queensland women who fought so long and hard for their vote. Other speakers about these individual Queensland suffragists and their work* will be using material which has been researched...
Schemes and Dreams: Young Australians Imagine Their Future
IntroductionThe individualization thesis has become popular among sociologists, arguing that globalization and the risk society have produced a 'new modernity' or a 'second modernity' in which people, particularly the young and the affluent, are encouraged...
Shoes That Light Up: Women's Memoirs of Illness and Disability
Following a protracted illness and the diagnosis of an autoimmune condition, I became interested in the question of what kind of meanings are made of illness in Western countries where, supposedly, world standard medical care is available and patient...
Six Queensland Women Parliamentary Pioneers
IntroductionWith the passing of the Elections Acts Amendment Act on 25 January 1905 Queensland became the second last state in Australia to enfranchise its women. Victoria was the last state three years later. Despite its tardiness in granting women's...
The Academy as Kitchen - A Subversive Perspective on the (Prehistoric) Paradigm of 'Women-in-the-Kitchen'
1. The kitchen as reference pointI started in the academy in 1982 and since 1996 have been largely in 'management' positions in universities. I have developed an academic career along the way to the position I hold now, as one of the few women law Deans...
The Drover's Wife
Baked beans were originally sold with treacle.An empty purse fills the face with wrinkles.A row of kisses (xxxx)(the mark of St. Andrew).Dividing by zero is forbidden!On the horizon: 23 horses . 19 men . 26 camels .Bees can see ultra-violet light.The...
The Foreigner I Know
The Foreigner1 I know is an exploration into foreignness through an autobiographical poetic and visual narrative. It aims to signify the potency of personal encounters and the efficacy of laying bare that which is not easily perceived, that which is...
The Smile
1948As the land gets closer and closer, as the ship bears down on its final destination, as docking at Station Pier gets underway, as all on board begin to flutter and focus, in panic, joy or resignation regarding what comes next, the cook leaning out,...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.