Australian Left Review

Abstract

Men may cook or weave or dress dolls or hunt humming birds, but if such activities are appropriate occupations for men, then the whole society, men and women alike, votes them as important. When the same occupations are performed by women, they are regarded as less important.” Translated into the concerns of social theorising, this quote from Margaret Mead, used by one of the authors to introduce her chapter, eccapsulates the fundamental insight of this collection of essays.

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