c) Feminist politics and policy in Australia


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Andrew, M., & Maddison, S. (2010). Damaged but Determined: The Australian Women’s Movement, 1996–2007. Social Movement Studies, 9(2), 171-185.

Bielski, Joan. (2005). Australian feminism 2004: Gains, losses, countervailing forces, some failures and sobering thoughts. Social Alternatives, v. 24 no. 2: 6-10.

Bourgault du Coudray, C. (2016). A ‘Disappointing’ leader: The Postmaternalism of Public Feminist Commentary on Julia Gillard. Continuum, 30(3), 274-283.

Bowen, Jan. (1998). Feminists Fatale: The Changing Face of Australian Feminism. Sydney: HarperCollins.

Bulbeck, Chilla. (2000). Issues for Australian Feminism: the end of “the universal woman”? In Paul Boreham, Geoffrey Stokes and Richard Hall. (eds.) The Politics of Australian Society: Political Issues for the New Century. Addison, Wesley, Longman: Frenchs Forest, Sydney, pp. 80-91, revised and reprinted in 2003.

Bulbeck, Chilla. (2001). Histories of the Australian women’s movement as represented in feminist journals. Lilith, number 10: 18-40.

Caine, Barbara, and Rosemary Pringle. (eds). (1995). Transitions: New Australian Feminisms. New York: St Martin’s Press.

Caine, Barbara. (ed.). (1998). Australian Feminism: A Companion. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Deverall, Kate, Rebecca Huntley, Penny Sharpe, and Jo Tilly. (eds). (2000). Party Girls: Labor Women Now. Sydney: Pluto Press

Eisenstein, Hester. (1996). Inside Agitators: Australian Femocrats and the State. Allen & Unwin.

Farrer, Vanessa. (1993). Gender and Patriarchy. Chapter 15 in Smith, Rodney. (ed.). Politics in Australia. (2nd edition) Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Grey, S., & Sawer, M. (2008). Women’s Movements: Flourishing or in Abeyance? Routledge.

Grieves, Norma, and Ailsa Burns. (eds). (1986). Australian Women: New Feminist Perspectives. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Grieves, Norma, and Ailsa Burns. (eds). (1994). Australian Women: Contemporary Feminist Thought. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Harris Rimmer, S., & Sawer, M. (2016). Neoliberalism and Gender Equality Policy in Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science, 51(4), 742-758.

Henderson, Margaret and Taylor, Anthea. (2019). Postfeminism in Context: Women, Australian Popular Culture, and the Unsettling of Postfeminism. Routledge.

Holland, J., & Wright, K. A. (2017). The Double Delegitimatisation of Julia Gillard: Gender, the Media, and Australian Political Culture. Australian Journal of Politics & History, 63(4), 588-602.

Hughes, Kate Pritchard. (ed.). (1996). Contemporary Australian Feminism. Melbourne: Longman Chesire (2nd edition).

Johnson, C. (2015). Playing the Gender Card: The Uses and Abuses of Gender in Australian Politics. Politics & Gender, 11(2), 291-319.

Johnson, C. (2019). Gender Research and Discursive Policy Framing. Gender Innovation in Political Science (pp. 195-217): Springer.

Jose, J. (2019). “Manning up” with Pauline Hanson: Playing the Gender Card, Again The Rise of Right-Populism (pp. 167-178): Springer.

Kaplan, Gisela. (1996). The Meagre Harvest: The Australian Women’s Movement, 1950s–1990s. Sydney: Allen & Unwin

Kirner, Joan, and Moira Rayner. (1999). The Women’s Power Handbook. Melbourne: Viking, Penguin Books.

Lee-Koo, K., & Maley, M. (2017). The Iron Butterfly and the Political Warrior: Mobilising Models of Femininity in the Australian Liberal Party. Australian Journal of Political Science, 52(3), 317-334.

McLean, J., & Maalsen, S. (2017). ‘We Don’t Want It to Be Like That for Her Again’: Gendered Leadership and Online Feminism in Australian Politics and Planning. Australian Planner, 54(1), 24-32.

Porter, Elizabeth. (2002). Feminist Analysis. In Government, Politics, Power and Policy in Australia. (7th edition). Eds John Summers, Dennis Woodward, and Andrew Parkin. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Longman.

Ryan, Susan. (2000). Catching the Waves: Life In and Out of Politics.

Sawer, M. (2007). Australia: The Fall of the Femocrat. In J. Outshoorn & J. Kantola (Eds.), Changing State Feminism (pp. 20-40). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sawer, M. (2013). Misogyny and Misrepresentation: Women in Australian Parliaments. Political Science, 65(1), 105-117.

Sawer, M., & Gray Jamieson, G. (2014). The Women’s Movement and Government: Feminist Fading? Australian Feminist Studies, 29(82), 403-418.

Sawer, Marian, and Marian Simms. (1993). A Woman’s Place: Women and Politics in Australia. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Scutt, Jocelynne A. (1996). Growing Up Feminist: The New Generation of Australian Women. (2nd edition). Melbourne: Artemis.

Scutt, Jocelynne A. (1997). The Incredible Woman: Power and Sexual Politics. Volumes 1 & 2. Melbourne: Artemis.

Scutt, Jocelynne A. (ed.). (1994). Taking a Stand: Women in Politics and Society. Melbourne: Artemis

Summers, Anne. (2003). The End of Equality: Work, babies and women’s choices in 21st century Australia. Milson’s Point, NSW: Random House Australia.

Trimble, L. (2016). Julia Gillard and the Gender Wars. Politics & Gender, 12(2), 296-316.

van Acker, E. H. (1999) Different Voices: Gender and Politics in Australia. Macmillan.

Voola, A. P., Beavis, K., & Mundkur, A. (2017). A “Fair Go” in the Lucky Country? Gender Equality and the Australian Case. In A. Ortenblad, R. Marling, & S. Vasiljevic (Eds.), Gender Equality in a Global Perspective (pp. 101-125). New York: Routledge.


Journals – Australian feminist journals


Australian Feminist Studies


Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies