Feminist activism in Northern Territory women’s services

Miles, Debra (2005) Feminist activism in Northern Territory women’s services. Women Against Violence: an Australian feminist journal, 17. pp. 33-40.

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This paper argues for a broader understanding of activism and the role played by feminist services in the development of resilient activists and the maintenance of resistance. It discusses feminist activism as described by women who work, paid and unpaid, in three feminist service organisations. Feminist services have at times been disparaged as contributing to a decline in feminist activism, but women who work within these services consider activism to be part of their core business and describe creative and innovative ways of maintaining an activist stance. However they also identify the emotional and physical costs associated with activist work, especially in hostile political environments.

Item ID: 853
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1327-5550
Keywords: feminist services, women's services, women and activism, feminist activism
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Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940113 Gender and Sexualities @ 100%
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