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Author Goodall, Heather.

Title Teacher for Justice : Lucy Woodcock's Transnational Life.

Imprint Canberra : ANU Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (366 pages)
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Note Print version record.
Contents Learning -- Unions and the World: 1910s and 1920s. 1. Introduction: A Transnational Life -- 2. Unions -- Scars: 1930s. 3. Hunger -- 4. Love -- 5. Unity and Betrayal -- 6. Refugees and Hope -- 7. What Sort of Australia? 1938 -- Expanding Visions: 1939-1946. 8. Women and War -- 9. Recognising Race: Decolonisation -- Crossing Borders: 1945-1960s. 10. Red Scare -- 11. Into Asia -- 12. Peace and Prejudice -- 13. Uniting Women -- 14. Bringing the World Back Home -- Legacy. 15. Young in Hope.
Summary 'Teacher for Justice is a major contribution to the history of the women's movement, working-class activism and Australian political internationalism. But it is more than this. By focusing on the life of Lucy Woodcock - an unrecognised and under-researched figure - this book rewrites the history of twentieth-century Australia from the perspective of an activist who challenged conventions to fight for gender, race and class equality, exploring the complex and multi-layered intersections of these aspects. It explores Woodcock's personal relationships and the circles she mixed in and the friendships she forged, as well as the conventions she challenged as a single woman in possibly a same-sex relationship. The book makes a key contribution to the history of progressive education and the experience of women teachers. Above all, it charts the life of a transnational figure who made connections globally and, in particular, with refugees and with women in India and the Asian region. It is a detailed, thoroughly researched and richly textured history which places Woodcock within the context of the times in which she lived.'--Joy Damousi, Professor of History, University of Melbourne.
Subject Woodcock, Lucy, -1968.
Women -- Australia -- Biography -- 20th century.
Women -- Political activity -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Biography. (OCoLC)fst01176592
Women -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01734136
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Randerson, Helen.
Other Form: Print version: Goodall, Heather. Teacher for Justice : Lucy Woodcock's Transnational Life. Canberra : ANU Press, 2019 9781760463045
ISBN 9781760463052 (electronic bk.)
1760463051 (electronic bk.)

 
    
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