Title

Australian feminist history in Australian feminist periodicals 1971-1988

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Spongberg, M 2008, 'Australian feminist history in Australian feminist periodicals 1971-1988', History Australia, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 73.1-73.16.

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http://doi.org/10.2104/ha080073

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This article traces the history of feminist periodical publishing in this country between 1970 and 1988 and its role in the development of Australian women’s history. It shows that a distinctly Australian feminist historiography developed within the pages of journals such as Refractory Girl, Hecate, and Australian Feminist Studies. While most studies of the evolution of Australian women’s history since the 1970s signal the importance of such journals, there has to date been no major study of their history or their influence within Australian historiography. This article has been peer-reviewed.

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