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'I've Been Pondering Whether You Can Be A Part-Feminist': Young Australian Women's Studies Students Discuss Gender

Hughes, Katie (2005) 'I've Been Pondering Whether You Can Be A Part-Feminist': Young Australian Women's Studies Students Discuss Gender. Women's Studies International Forum, 28 (1). pp. 37-49. ISSN 0277-5395

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Abstract

This article explores a qualitative, year long study of young, first-time Women's Studies students at a large metropolitan university in Australia. These students came from a wide range of different ethnic backgrounds and from low socio-economic groups. In particular, the article focuses on the students' changing perceptions of the meaning(s) of gender in their personal lives, in their communities and in Australian society at large. It looks at the discourses employed by the young women to articulate, and negotiate, their perceptions of ‘equality’, ‘freedom’ and lastly, their relationship to feminism itself.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID8741, Australian Women's Studies students
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 04:10
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 04:10
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2787
DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2005.02.003
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