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Political Arithmetic: The Nineteenth-Century Australian Census and the Construction of the Dependent Woman
  • Desley Deacon
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1 October 1985
Official statistics, because they are widely disseminated and present a seemingly disinterested outline of socioeconomic conditions, are particularly effective in labeling groups and solidifyingExpand
Managing Gender: The State, the New Middle Class and Women Workers 1830-1930
Deacon here examines the complex relationships between state, gender and class during a central period of Australia's history. The book focuses on the emergence of a new middle class centrallyExpand
Elites in Australia
Elsie Clews Parsons
Elsie Clews Parsons, Inventing Modern Life
Eve Clews Parsons, Inventing Modem Life. By Desley Deacon. Women in Culture and Society Series. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. Pp. xvi + 520, photographs, illustrations, maps, index.Expand
The Republic of the Spirit: Fieldwork in Elsie Clews Parsons's Turn to Anthropology
"From everything from money, from poverty, from ease and anxiety, from all the material accidents. To keep a kind of republic of the spirit that's what I call success." She leaned forward with aExpand
Transnational lives : biographies of global modernity, 1700-present
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction D.Deacon , P.Russell & A.Woollacott PART I: WRITING LIVES TRANSNATIONALLY Issues and Methods A Story with an Argument:Expand
THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN IN THE COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE: THE CREATION AND REPRODUCTION OF A DUAL LABOUR MARKET*
: This paper examines the history of the employment of women in the Commonwealth Public Service (CPS) and attempts to explain the discrepancy between the meritocratic principles on which theExpand
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