Love and Freedom by Alison Mackinnon
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Love and Freedom
By Alison Mackinnon

Love and Freedom

Professional Women and the Reshaping of Personal Life

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Love and Freedom by Alison Mackinnon

Book Awards

  • Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Gleebooks Award for Cultural & Literary Criticism 1997.

Book Description

In this 1997 book, Alison Mackinnon traces the history of women's challenges to changes in education, employment, reproductive science and law. She shows the connection between the lives of the first generation of women university graduates and the sudden decline in the national birthrate. So dramatic was this shift that it sparked a Royal Commission into its cause. Alison Mackinnon's extensive research shows that the declining birthrate was not simply the result of 'selfish', educated, young women refusing to bear the burdens of motherhood, but was symptomatic of a larger questioning of the role of women in procreation, the role of women in marriage and the institution of marriage itself. Utilising social and government history, autobiography and statistical analysis, this book shows that 'the Marriage Problem' exists as much in the 1990s as it did in the 1890s. Men and women today are still challenging the boundaries between work and home, profession and private life, trying to find a way to have it all.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521497619
ISBN-10: 0521497612
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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