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Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, May

A Fugitive Moment of Grace: Life Story, Migration and Vietnamese-Caledonian Women
Introduction When 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...
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...
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--greatly...
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...
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 states (1) (including in both Australia and New Zealand in 1973). Over the same period, complex demographic and social changes have seen the...
Nellie Alma Martel and the Women's Social and Political Union, 1905-09
Nellie Martel's suffrage work in Australia The 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. (1) There have been a number of recent biopics about twentieth-century women writers...
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
Introduction The 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...
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
Introduction With 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...
The Academy as Kitchen - Subversive Perspective on the (Prehistoric) Paradigm of 'Women-in-the-Kitchen.'
1. The kitchen as reference point I 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...
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