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Author George, Nicole Louise, 1966- author.

Title Situating women : gender politics and circumstance in Fiji / Nicole George.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2012.
Publication Info. 2012


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Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: Situating women -- 1. A feel for context: contingency and women's collective agency -- 2. 'A new frontier': pioneering gender politics in Fiji's independence era -- 3. Beyond the 'new frontier'? Fiji's decade for women: 1976-1985 -- 4. 'Foreign flowers'? articulating rights in the post-coup political economy: 1985-1995 -- 5. 'A gentler political engagement': 1995-2002 -- 6. 'Working in a different way now': division and peacebuilding in the aftermath of the 'good governance' coup -- Gender politics and circumstance: some contingent conclusions.
Summary Since the time of decolonisation in Fiji, women's organisations have navigated a complex political terrain. While they have stayed true to the aim of advancing women's status, their work has been buffeted by national political upheavals and changing global and regional directions in development policy-making. This book documents how women activists have understood and responded to these challenges. It is the first book to write women into Fiji's postcolonial history, providing a detailed historical account of that country's gender politics across four tumultuous decades. It is also the first to examine the 'situated' nature of gender advocacy in the Pacific Islands more broadly. It does this by analysing trends in activity, from women's radical and provocative activism of the 1960s to a more self-evaluative and reflexive mood of engagement in later decades, showing how interplaying global and local factors can shape women's understandings of gender justice and their pursuit of that goal.
Language English.
Subject Women -- Political activity -- Fiji.
Women in development -- Fiji.
Sex discrimination against women -- Fiji.
Women's rights -- Fiji.
Women -- Government policy -- Fiji.
Gender studies, gender groups.
Gender studies: women.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
Sex discrimination against women. (OCoLC)fst01114376
Women -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01176754
Women in development. (OCoLC)fst01177865
Women -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01734136
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
Fiji. (OCoLC)fst01208479
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: George, Nicole Louise, 1966- Situating women : gender politics and circumstance in Fiji. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory : Australian National University E Press, 2012 9781922144140
ISBN 9781922144157 (electronic bk.)
1922144150 (electronic bk.)
9781922144140 (pbk.)
1922144142 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000049840640
AU@ 000049840692
AU@ 000058146476
AU@ 000060581793
GBVCP 1008657565
GBVCP 865753792
NLNZL 9915975843502836
NZ1 14562804
NZ1 14854611
NZ1 1597584

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