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Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, May

Editorial
This issue is devoted to two special Focus sections: one on the radicalism and relevance still of Eleanor Dark's novels written in the early to mid- twentieth century, one on the perspectives and practices of 19905 and current third wave feminism....
'Every Woman a Mother': Radical Intellectuals, Sex Reform and the 'Woman Question' in Australia, 1890-1918. (Focus on Eleanor Dark)
... every man is a boy and every woman is a mother. Dowell O'Reilly, 25 April 1915(1) Something that smacks of revolt, of promised freedom, of the coming age of a different law, slips easily into this discourse on sexual oppression. Some of the...
'I'm Sorry-I'm Not Really Sorry': Courtney Love and Notions of Authenticity. (Focus on Younger Women)
She has always known what she wanted and what she wanted was to be a star. Lynn Hirschberg (1) This article tells a story. In a way, it is one of the classic American dreams. It is the tale of someone--lacking in cultural capital--who makes it....
'I'm Wasting Away on Unrequited Love': Gendering Same Sex Attracted Young Women's Love Sex and Desire. (Focus on Younger Women)
It has long been recognised that young people are sexually active at an increasingly younger age and that a major organising principle of sex and related behaviours in young people is gender. (1) In 1996 we gathered the meanings of sex and safe sex...
Introduction. (Focus on Eleanor Dark)
Eleanor Dark (1901-85) was born a hundred years ago on 24 August, and this special focus commemorates that anniversary. It comprises two pieces of Dark's unpublished writing including a section from one of her last novels; a commentary upon Dark's...
Introduction: New Directions in Feminist Youth Research. (Focus on Younger Women)
Feminist youth research marks itself out as an area within both youth studies and feminism, creating a space for critical inquiry into the lives of young people that also reflects critically on the mode of this inquiry for researchers. Currently, particular...
Living Life in the Double Closet: Bisexual Youth Speak out. (Focus on Younger Women)
We develop our bisexual identities within a context in which the homosexual/ heterosexual dichotomy is institutionalised and enforced socially, politically and linguistically. (1) Traditionally, Western society has divided sexuality into two categories--homosexual...
Revisiting Bedroom Culture: New Spaces for Young Women's Politics. (Focus on Younger Women)
Introduction In this article I argue for an investigation of recent representations of young women's civic engagement and political activism as being on the wane. I interrogate contemporary theoretical developments that seek to explain their politics...
Surveillance and Slander: Eleanor Dark in the 1940s and 1950s. (Focus on Eleanor Dark)
In 1974 Drusilla Modjeska, then a newcomer to Australia, went to Katoomba to meet the award-winning author Eleanor Dark. Despite Dark's reputation as a recluse, Modjeska found her interested in talking about the politics of the past as well as contemporary...
The Rational Natural: Conflicts of the Modern in Eleanor Dark. (Focus on Eleanor Dark)
Indeed, it has been said that as the nineteenth century is associated with the rationalization of production, so the twentieth will be known as the period of the rationalization of reproduction (Havelock Ellis, 1937).(1) The social management of...
Waterway: The Multilayered City; History, Economics and Dream. (Focus on Eleanor Dark)
Eleanor Dark wrote the beginning of Waterway in 1936 with her head full of the city on the water. She had just taken her son Michael to Manly for a few days. (Pam Brown asks, 'and is there a Sydney beach called Womanly?') They went to the beach; they...
White Picket Fences. (Focus on Younger Women)
Class and race and gender issues have really been on my plate of late. Id like to think that its been a natural progression for me, like part of my growth as a human being, but it would probably be more honest to say that getting an education in the...
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