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Feminism and the making of a child rights revolution : 1969-1979 / Isobelle Barrett Meyering.

Feminism and the making of a child rights revolution : 1969-1979 / Isobelle Barrett Meyering.
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ISBN 9780522877830
Author Barrett Meyering, Isobelle (author)
Title Feminism and the making of a child rights revolution : 1969-1979 / Isobelle Barrett Meyering.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Publishing, 2022.
©2022.
Description vi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary When Australian women's liberationists challenged prevailing expectations of female domesticity, they were accused of being anti-mother and anti-child. Feminism and the Making of a Child Rights Revolution provides a much-needed reassessment of this stereotype. Drawing on extensive archival research and personal accounts, it places feminists at the forefront of a new wave of children's rights activism that went beyond calls for basic protections for children, instead demanding their liberation. Historian Isobelle Barrett Meyering revisits this revolutionary approach and charts the debates it sparked within the women's movement. Her examination of feminists' ground-breaking campaigns on major social issues of the 1970s-from childcare to sex education to family violence-also reveals women's concerted efforts to apply this ideal in their personal lives and to support children's own activism. Feminism and the Making of a Child Rights Revolution sheds light on the movement's expansive vision for social change and its lasting impact on the way we view the rights of women and children.
Subjects Women -- Social conditions -- Australia
Children -- Social conditions -- Australia
Feminism -- History -- 20th century -- Australia
Children's rights -- Australia
Feminism -- Australia
Feminism -- History -- 20th century -- Australia
Children's rights -- Australia -- History -- 20th century
Call number 2022.121
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