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Kerreen Reiger
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The Disenchantment of the Home: Modernizing the Australian Family, 1880-1940

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Paperback, 270 pages
Published March 13th 1986 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Aug 27, 2011 Malcolm rated it really liked it
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This is a sharp and insightful Weberian inspired historical sociology of the Australian family, which despite its antipodean focus has usefulness elsewhere: as scholars such as Patricia Vertinsky (in her discussion of medical infuences of womens physical activity The Eternally Wounded Woman) have shown us there is a widespread common historical experience and ideology of gender at least in the English-speaking world. Central to Reiger's analysis is a basic contradiction that runs through capital ...more
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