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The 1890s in Australia were a time of social and industrial upheaval. They also nurtured a flourishing radical culture: anarchists, socialists, single taxers, feminists and republicans. This book, informed by feminist and cultural studies, recreates that political and social vision and shows the radicals' influence, and their resonances in the 1990s.Read more
- A historian using the insights of feminist theory, cultural studies, literary studies and poststructuralism
- Focus on themes still being debated: feminism, the republic, unemployment, citizenship, labour politics
- Uncovers the lost culture of the 1890s, suggesting alternative interpretations of a critical era in Australian history
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"Scartes provides much interesting and little-known information about socialist village settlements like those in Kardella and Murtho." Alastair Davidson, American Historical Review
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- Date Published: September 1997
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521575966
- length: 270 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.4kg
- contains: 20 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. 'A world apart': Class, culture and the language of radicalism
2. The politics of reading: belief, ideology and the transmission of knowledge
3. 'Within cooee distance of the millennium': the rise and fall of radical politics
4. 'The new Arcadia': communal settlements on the land
5. Poverty and protest: the culture and politics of mass unemployment
6. 'A citizen first': women, socialism and the politics of gender.
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