This website has been created to give you easy access to my writings, books and articles. These are writings that have emerged out of my time first as an activist and then as an academic. They are writings on class – the current polarization of rich and poor – in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. There are writings about women; women and citizenship, women and business, women and the law and mining women. The earliest work is based on my experiences as a law student when I could see that women and the legal profession had an uneasy relationship that favored the legal fraternity before it favored women. Women and business came from the studies of networks of power I undertook where there was a notable absence of women. And the writings about women and mining came from many interviews of women miners, wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of miners in the Bowen Basin in Australia. These interviews led to insights into the lives of women in a rapidly changing community where fly-in fly-out and drive-in drive-out work regimes are becoming the norm. Their mining communities are becoming mining communities organised for and by transnational mining interests. Newest writings are about the workings of transnational business – not just mining but also finance capital. Our work looks at who has power, who rules, as we have been interested to find out whether it is possible to identify a transnational capitalist class that operates across but also through nation states.View Biography
Published: 18 February 2018
We examine the emergence of the ‘postfeminist’ sensibility from feminist theory and praxis, and its relation and relevance to education. Analytical frameworks such as postfeminism and intersectionality have given equal weight to recognition-based struggles, such as those based on sexual, racial, class-based, gender-related identities. We follow Nancy Fraser’s argument that these identity-based movements have been… Read more
Published: April 12, 2017
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