Dangerous ideas : women's liberation, women's studies around the world /

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Author / Creator:Magarey, Susan, author.
Imprint:Adelaide, South Australia : The University of Adelaide, University of Adelaide Press, [2014]
Description:1 online resource (x, 310 pages)
Subject:Feminism -- History.
Women's studies -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
Feminism and feminist theory.
General and world history.
Social issues and processes.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Feminism -- Political aspects.
Feminist theory.
Women -- Social conditions.
Gender & Ethnic Studies.
Gender Studies & Sexuality.
Social Sciences.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11398041
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-310).
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (University of Adelaide Press website; viewed on 2020-04-02).
Summary:Dangerous Ideas explores sex and love, politics and performance, joy and anguish in a collection of essays focussed on the history and politics of the Women's Liberation Movement and one of its offshoots, Women's Studies, in Australia and around the world. These are serious matters: they are about tectonic changes in people's lives and ideas in the late twentieth century, too little remembered or understood any longer. 'Feminism', this book suggests, 'is always multiple and various, fluid and changing, defying efforts at definition, characterisation, periodisation'. Nevertheless, Dangerous Ideas tackles some hard questions. How did Women's Liberation begin? What held this transformative movement together? Would it bring about the death of the family? Was it reorganising the labour market? Revolutionising human reproduction? How could Women's Studies exist in patriarchal universities? Could feminism change the paradigms governing the world of learning? In the United States? In Russia? In the People's Republic of China?
Other form:Print version: Magarey, Susan. Dangerous ideas. Adelaide University of Adelaide Barr Smith Press 2015 9781922064943
Table of Contents:
  • The sexual revolution as big flop: Women's Liberation Lesson One
  • Sisterhood and Women's Liberation in Australia
  • 'Holding the Horrors of the World at Bay': 'The Feminist Food Guide', 1972-75
  • And now we are six: a plea for Women's Liberation
  • Feminism as cultural renaissance
  • Does the family have a future?
  • Women and technological change
  • Dreams and desires: four 1970s feminist visions of utopia
  • The tampon
  • Women's Studies
  • towardstransdisciplinary learning?
  • Are we changing paradigms? The impact of feminism upon the world of scholarship
  • Setting up the first Research Centre forWomen's Studies in Australia, 1983-86
  • The role of a Women's Studies Centre in the university
  • Outsiders inside? Women's Studies in Australia at the end of the twentieth century
  • The position of women in China: 1978
  • A milkrun in the United States of America: 1986
  • Perestroika has been bad for women':Russia 1991
  • Scholarship for a cause: San JoseĢ, Costa Rica, 1993
  • 'Gender Studies: Towards the Year 2000': Greece 1993
  • Looking at the world through women's eyes: United Nations in Beijing, 1995.