The Rise of the Nuclear Family in Australia
Resources for Sydney University Summer School lecture to HSTY2614, “Australian Social History”: The Rise of the Nuclear Family
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Evans, Raymond, and Kay Saunders. “There’s No Place Like Home: The Evolution of the Australian Housewife.” In Gender Relations in Australia: Domination and Negotiation, edited by Kay Saunders and Raymond Evans, 175 – 96. Sydney: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
Finch, Lynette. “Consuming Passions: Romance and Consumerism During World War Ii.” In Gender and War: Australians at War in the Twentieth Century, edited by Joy Damousi and Marilyn Lake, 105 – 16. New York: Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, 1995.
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Hamilton, Paula. “Domestic Dilemmas: Representations of Servants and Employers in the Popular Press.” In Debutante Nation: Feminism Contests the 1890s, edited by Susan Magarey, Sue Rowley and Susan Sheridan, 71 – 90. St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1993.
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Howe, Renate, and Shurlee Swain. “Fertile Grounds for Divorce: Sexuality and Reproductive Imperatives.” In Gender Relations in Australia: Domination and Negotiation, edited by Kay Saunders and Raymond Evans, 158 – 74. Sydney: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
———. “Saving the Child and Punishing the Mother: Single Mothers and the State, 1912 – 1942.” Journal of Australian Studies, no. 37 (1993).
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Miller, Pavla, and Ian Davey. “The Common Denominator: Schooling the People.” In Constructing a Culture: A People’s History of Australia since 1788, edited by Verity Burgmann and Jenny Lee, 18 – 35. Fitzroy, Vic.: Penguin, 1988.
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Moore, Nicole. “Treasonous Sex: Birth Control Obscenity Censorship and White Australia.” Australian Feminist Studies 20, no. 48 (2005): 319 – 42.
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Murphy, Kate. “‘Very Decidedly Decadent’: Elite Responses to Modernity in the Royal Commission on the Decline of the Birth Rate in New South Wales, 1903 – 04.” Australian Historical Studies 37, no. 126 (2005): 217 – 33.
Murray, Maree. “‘The Child Is Not a Servant’: Children, Work, and the Boarding out Scheme in New South Wales, 1880 – 1920.” Labour History 77 (1999): 190 – 206.
Piddington, Marion. Tell Them! Or the Second Stage of Mothercraft: A Hand-Book of Suggestions for the Sex-Training of the Child. Newtown, NSW: Moore’s Book Shop, .
———. The Unmarried Mother and Her Child. Sydney: Moore’s Book Shop, 1923.
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———. The Disenchantment of the Home: Modernizing the Australian Family, 1880-1940. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1985.
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