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'Nobody but a bunch of mothers' : grassroots activism and women's leadership in 1970s Melbourne

Howe, Renate 2012, 'Nobody but a bunch of mothers' : grassroots activism and women's leadership in 1970s Melbourne, in Seizing the initiative : Australian women leaders in politics, workplaces and communities, University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre, Melbourne, Vic., pp.331-340.

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Title 'Nobody but a bunch of mothers' : grassroots activism and women's leadership in 1970s Melbourne
Author(s) Howe, Renate
Title of book Seizing the initiative : Australian women leaders in politics, workplaces and communities
Editor(s) Francis, Rosemary
Grimshaw, Patricia
Standish, Ann
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 23
Total chapters 29
Start page 331
End page 340
Total pages 10
Publisher University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) women
activism
Melbourne
urban politics
Summary This group biography draws on oral history interviews to show how crucial women's leadership was to Melbourne's urban protest movement in the 1970s. Inner city resident's action groups were characterised by a high degree of participation by women. For most it was a radicalising experience as they became involved in action for the first time in their lives. Their involvement in local action and politics contributed to the development of more open and participatory governance focused on community building and environmental issues.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9780734047977
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2012
Copyright notice ©2012, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050716

Document type: Book Chapter
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