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dc.contributor.authorLaing, Kate
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-24T04:12:41Z
dc.date.available2024-02-24T04:12:41Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.date.submitted2024-02-23T15:29:45Z
dc.identifierONIX_20240223_9781760466008_8
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/87978
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/134768
dc.description.abstractIs preparing for war the best means of preserving peace? In Sisters in Peace, Kate Laing contends that this question has never been solely the concern of politicians and strategists. She maps successive generations of twentieth-century women who were eager to engage in political debate even though legislative and cultural barriers worked to exclude their voices. In 1915, during the First World War, the Women's International Congress at The Hague was convened after alarmed and bereaved women from both sides of the conflict insisted that their opinions on war and the pathway to peace be heard. From this gathering emerged the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), which to this day campaigns against militarism and nuclear weapons. In Australia, the formation of a section of WILPF connected political women to a worldwide network that sustained their anti-war activism throughout the last century. In examining the rise of WILPF in Australia, Sisters in Peace provides a gendered history of this country’s engagement with the politics of internationalism. This is a history of WILPF women who committed to peace activism even as Australia’s national identity and military allegiances shifted over time—a history that has until now been an overlooked part of the Australian peace movement.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherwomen
dc.subject.otherpeace
dc.subject.otherinternationalism
dc.subject.otherAustralia
dc.subject.otheranti-war
dc.subject.otherWILPF
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHM Australasian and Pacific history
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBF Social and ethical issues::JBFA Social discrimination and social justice
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPW Political activism / Political engagement
dc.titleSisters in Peace
dc.title.alternativeThe Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in Australia, 1915–2015
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/SP.2023
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.relation.isbn9781760466008
oapen.relation.isbn9781760465995
oapen.imprintANU Press
oapen.pages360
oapen.place.publicationCanberra


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