Personal Politics | Author: Leigh Boucher, Barbara Baird, Michelle Arrow, Robert Reynolds

Personal Politics: Sexuality, Gender and the Remaking of Citizenship in Australia brings together, for the first time, the voices and campaigns of a diverse set of activists who employed ideas about gender and sexuality to remake modern Australia.

Beginning in the pivotal decade of the '70's in which the 'personal became political', this book critically examines the wins and losses of these new ways of imagining citizenship and provides a revised political history of the past fifty years. This is a story populated and propelled by outraged feminists, radical homosexuals, angry fathers, maligned stay-at-home mothers, distressed trans kids, happy lesbian and gay couples, and even a few from the local Men's Shed. These are the issues and identities that now dominate our public life: how and why did they emerge and what kind of political life have they produced?

Paperback
23.4 x 15.3cm
320 Pages


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