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On the edge : women's experiences of Queensland / edited by Gail Reekie
Bib ID 1525598
Format BookBook
Description St. Lucia, Qld., Australia : University of Queensland Press, 1994 
xii, 280 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0702224618

UQP studies in Australian history.


On the Edge: Women's Experiences of Queensland is the first-ever specific study of Queensland women. It brings together the work of several of the state's foremost feminist scholars, who use a number of perspectives - historical, literary, cultural and political - to explore the distinctive experiences of women in Queensland. Subjects covered include the sexual economics of colonial marriage, the YWCA travelling caravan and women's war mobilisation. Contemporary issues affecting Queensland women such as sexual harassment legislation and rape crisis service provision are also discussed. On the Edge investigates the important question of how best to bring together feminism and regionalism, and restores to the women of Queensland their history.

Full contents
  • 1. Women, Region and the "Queensland Difference" / Gail Reekie
  • 2. Searching for Queensland Women's History at the John Oxley Library / Gail Reekie
  • 3. Naming Queensland Women's History: A Bibliographic Essay / Gail Reekie
  • 4. "A Great Deal Too Good for the Bush": Women and the Experience of Dress in Queensland / Margaret Maynard
  • 5. The Sexual Economics of Colonial Marriage / Katie Spearritt
  • 6. "Raising an Interrogatory Eyebrow": Women's Responses to the Infant Welfare Movement in Queensland, 1918-1939 / Windy Selby
  • 7. "On the Bitumen and Off the Bitumen": Women and the YWCA in the Lockyer Valley, 1935-1940 / Aline Gillespie
  • 8. War Mobilisation: A Matter of Geography / Helen Taylor
  • 9. Felicitous Space: Refiguring the Relations of Identity, Home and Community in Regional Writing / Kay Ferres
  • 10. Verandahs and Frangipani: Women in the Queensland House / Jennifer Craik

Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-270) and index.

Subjects Women -- Queensland -- Social conditions.  |  Women -- Queensland -- History.  |  Health status - Child health - Infants.  |  Sex relations - Coercive.  |  Race relations - Attitudes.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Women.  |  Occupations - Domestic servants.  |  History - Cultural.  |  Community organisations - Womens organisations.  |  Law enforcement - Offences - Assault - Sexual assault and rape.  |  Queensland -- Social conditions.  |  Queensland (Qld)
Other authors/contributors Reekie, Gail


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