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'Deadly Serious About the Bomb': Australian Women’s Anti-Nuclear Activism, 1945-1965.
thesisposted on 2023-04-28, 04:16 authored by HANNAH GRACE VINEY
This thesis traces the history of Australian women’s protest against nuclear weapons in the early Cold War. The 1950s and early 1960s saw a small but determined group of women take to the streets or pick up a pen to campaign for nuclear disarmament. This thesis focuses on identity-construction and the ways in which women’s activism was, and is, inexorably enmeshed with their internal and external lives. Through such an analysis, this thesis demonstrates how women forged a space for themselves in the highly gendered Cold War political climate and firmly situates women at the forefront of Cold War analysis.
Principal supervisorChristina Twomey
Additional supervisor 1Kate Murphy
Additional supervisor 2Agnieszka Sobocinska
Year of Award2023
Department, School or CentreSchool of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies
CourseDoctor of Philosophy
FacultyFaculty of Arts