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Social Movements and the Limits of Strategy: How Australian Feminists Formed Positions on Work and Care

Andrew, Merrindahl


Feminism is often blamed for having made the 'wrong decisions' on issues such as work and care. This thesis argues that such judgements are based on a misperception of how social movements exercise collective agency. While feminist historiography and social movement studies offer some insights, neither directly address the question of to what extent the directions taken by social movements can be shaped by high level strategic decision-making. In answering this question, the research was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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