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Teacher for justice : Lucy Woodcock's transnational life / Heather Goodall, Helen Randerson and Devleena Ghosh.

Teacher for justice : Lucy Woodcock's transnational life / Heather Goodall, Helen Randerson and Devleena Ghosh.
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Record Number 19911
ISBN 9781760463045
Location 331.88 GOO
Author Goodall, Heather
Title Teacher for justice : Lucy Woodcock's transnational life / Heather Goodall, Helen Randerson and Devleena Ghosh.
Published Acton, A.C.T. : Australian National University Press, 2019.
Collation xvi, 350 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.
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Carrier type volume
General Note "Just over a century ago, the last of the pupil-teachers, Lucy Woodcock, co-founded the NSW Teachers Federation. So many of the principles and traditions that underpin our union today can be traced back to the lifelong work of Lucy Woodcock. She fought for the industrial rights of teachers deep in the knowledge of the broader social and economic context in which she lived and worked. Too often the role of working-class women whose influence is profound is ignored. This biography installs Lucy Woodcock into her rightful place as pivotal player in the history of twentieth-century Australia." -- Maurie Mulheron, President, NSW Teachers Federation.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-334) and index.
Contents Note 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 Note '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.
Personal Name Woodcock, Lucy Godiva 1889-1968
Topical Term Women -- Australia -- Biography -- 20th century
Women -- Political activity -- Australia -- History -- 20th century
New South Wales Teachers Federation -- History
New South Wales Teachers Federation -- Women
Added Name Randerson, Helen
Ghosh, Devleena
Added Corporate Name Australian National University Press
Internet Site ANU Press website download for free
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