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dc.contributor.authorFisher, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-15T02:02:22Z
dc.date.available2021-07-15T02:02:22Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-07-14T09:58:00Z
dc.identifierONIX_20210714_9781760464318_3
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50012
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/71313
dc.description.abstractIn 1954 Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives, argued that radio had 'created a bigger revolution in the life of a woman than anything that has happened any time' as it brought the public sphere into the home and women into the public sphere. Taking this claim as its starting point, Sound Citizens examines how a cohort of professional women broadcasters, activists and politicians used radio to contribute to the public sphere and improve women’s status in Australia from the introduction of radio in 1923 until the introduction of television in 1956. This book reveals a much broader and more complex history of women’s contributions to Australian broadcasting than has been previously acknowledged. Using a rich archive of radio magazines, station archives, scripts, personal papers and surviving recordings, Sound Citizenstraces how women broadcasters used radio as a tool for their advocacy; radio’s significance to the history of women’s advancement; and how broadcasting was used in the development of women’s citizenship in Australia. It argues that women broadcasters saw radio as a medium that had the potential to transform women’s lives and status in society, and that they worked to both claim their own voices in the public sphere and to encourage other women to become active citizens. Radio provided a platform for women to contribute to public discourse and normalised the presence of women’s voices in the public sphere, both literally and figuratively.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AT Performing arts::ATL Radio / podcastsen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBC Cultural and media studies::JBCT Media studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBS Social groups, communities and identities::JBSF Gender studies, gender groups::JBSF1 Gender studies: women and girls::JBSF11 Feminism and feminist theoryen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBS Social groups, communities and identities::JBSF Gender studies, gender groups::JBSF1 Gender studies: women and girlsen_US
dc.subject.othermedia
dc.subject.otherwomen
dc.subject.otherRadio
dc.subject.otherABC
dc.subject.otherBroadcasting
dc.titleSound Citizens
dc.title.alternativeAustralian Women Broadcasters Claim their Voice, 1923–1956
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/SC.2021
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.relation.isbn9781760464318
oapen.imprintANU Press
oapen.pages196
oapen.place.publicationCanberra


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