AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 [Review Essay] Just Relations : The Story of Mary Bennett's Crusade for Aboriginal Rights
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Just Relations begins with the comment that Mary Bennett’s biography is ‘long overdue’. Australian historians are already familiar with Bennett’s Christian feminist and humanitarian activism. But the ‘delay’ has allowed Alison Holland to bring together a vast quantity of fresh research done over the last two decades on humanitarianism and Aboriginal policy in its national, imperial and international contexts. The result is a comprehensive and sophisticated study of Bennett in her ideological and political milieu and a thorough representation of the evolution of Aboriginal policy debates. It is an important contribution to Australian history that was worth the wait.'  (Introduction)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Lilith no. 22 2016 12016218 2016 periodical issue

    'At the March 2016 ‘Intersections in History’ Conference, eminent feminist historian Professor Patricia Grimshaw recounted the origins of the Australian Women’s History Network (AWHN). The AWHN ‘helped start a conversation’ with the Australian Historical Association (AHA) ‘about [the] representation of women in Ph.D. programs and lecturing’, Grimshaw asserted; it perhaps even forced the AHA to ‘consider gender politics in academia’.1 Access to these enlightening recollections was made possible not through participants’ memory of the conference held at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre in Melbourne, but through the documentation of the conference on Twitter. Both Lilith: A Feminist History Journal and the AWHN are becoming more engaged with new media technologies, spaces that some argue have a democratising effect and even constitute new forms of feminist activism.2 Indeed, the AWHN will be expanding their efforts in this direction with an upcoming feminist history blog, to be edited by current Lilith Collective members Dr. Alana Piper and Dr. Ana Stevenson. The 2016 AWHN conference topic was in part inspired, or provoked, by the rise of ‘intersectionality’ in online feminist conversations and communities. Conference participants discussed an academic focus on intersections as a productive, but also a seductive, space - one that can illuminate but may also distract.' (Editorial introduction)

    2016
    pg. 104-105
Last amended 13 Oct 2017 09:38:45
104-105 [Review Essay] Just Relations : The Story of Mary Bennett's Crusade for Aboriginal Rightssmall AustLit logo Lilith
Informit * Subscription service. Check your library.
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X