Gender and Sexuality

Angela Woollacott*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This chapter examines the distinctive attributes of colonial gender relations in Australia from the culture of frontier masculinities to the early successes of women's struggle for equal citizenship rights. The British colonisers brought new assumptions about gender identities in Australia and placed an idealized colonial manhood at one remove from its British origins. However, it was the same colonial ideas about masculine excess that helped to secure early achievements of an Australian feminism built on temperance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralia's Empire
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages312-335
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780191701894
ISBN (Print)9780199563739
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Colonial australia
  • Gender relations
  • Masculinities
  • Sexuality
  • Women's rights

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