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Respectable Radicals : A History of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1896-2006 (Paperback)

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Quartly and Smart present this vertically integrated history of the National Council of Women of Australia (NCWA), beginning with the first collected meeting of New South Wales women's organizations in 1896. Part one reviews the early years of organization, as various women's organizations found common cause around feminism, labor, and racial politics and coalesced toward a national body in 1931. Part two discusses the challenges of the nascent organization during the Great Depression and World War II. Part three characterizes the “golden years” of 1950-1970 as exciting political developments and advances in contraceptive technology propelled women to greater equality in the home and workplace, and the NCWA was held together by an ethic of Christian fellowship. Part four discusses years of relative change and turmoil from the 1970s up through 2006, as greater publicity and deepening cultural divides made it ever harder for the NCWA to take responsibility for bridging government and citizens. Throughout, the relationships between organizational challenges and goals and the personal lives of the participants informing said goals are elucidated. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 497
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Australia + New Zealand, Women's Studies
Series Title: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Marian Quartly & Judith Smart
Language: English
Street Date: November 9, 2015
TCIN: 50264974
UPC: 9781922235947
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-1306
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