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Imperative images : the use of images of the foetus in the Australian abortion debate, 1998-2009

McLaren, Kirsty


This thesis examines the use of images of the foetus in the abortion debate, in Australia over the last decade. It begins by reviewing existing literature on abortion in Australia and the emergence internationally of a small body of feminist critique of foetal images. It then catalogues common images and campaign materials used in pro-life campaigning in Australia and builds on existing feminist critiques of such images. It focuses on three cases studies: the Osborne bill in the ACT; Protect...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (MPhil)


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