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WOMEN, LAW AND CULTURE Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Part 3 of the excerpt from Jocelynne A. Scutt’s Women, Law and Culture covers parts 2 and 3 of the contributions to the book. WHN Admin


Karen Buczynski-Lee addresses this question in culture and law, in relation to women’s identity and representation in film – as filmmakers. Taking an historical perspective she looks at newly developing technologies at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century, when women struggled for the vote and to stand for parliament or congress, whilst being classed by the law as non-persons, so disentitled to work …

Women, Law and Culture Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Part 1

This excerpt from the introduction of Jocelynne A. Scutt’s Women, Law and Culture Conformity Contradiction and Conflict has been heavily edited to meet, as far as possible,  blog word count requirements. While the interconnecting pieces remain, description of the contributions have been omitted. The full details of each contribution will appear in  subsequent posts. The introduction also includes a bibliography, not published in the posts. WHN Admin.


Jocelynne A. Scutt

Law and culture are intimately intertwined. Frequently (or even ultimately), laws are based on and in culture, and culture is influenced by law. Both play a major …

Stand We At Last

Stand We At Last


Zoe Fairbairns


The following excerpts are published with the permission of Zoe Fairbairns. They provide an insight into the two sisters’ different approach to life. In particular, their expectations of men, marriage and spinsterhood and their experiences arising from the different path each chooses are developed. Their choices, while different, present both with aspects of disillusion. Despair is an underlying theme, but mitigated by Sarah’s resourcefulness, enthusiasm for women’s equality and her strength of character.   Helena’s story, married  to the wealthy manufacturer of military garments, and living in a comfortable home with overwhelming material assets …

Southern States Issues, The American Civil War and its Aftermath: Heath Hardage Lee, Kate Cote Gillin and Blain Roberts

The following reviews will be published in the journal. However, because of their particular relevance, they appear in the blog as part of the WHN contribution to Black History Month.

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Heath Hardage Lee Winnie Davis Daughter of The Lost Cause, United States of America: Potomac Press, 2014. US$29.95, 978-1-61234-637-3 (hardcover), pp.214

Kate Cote Gillin Shrill Hurrahs Women, Gender, and Racial Violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. US$39.95, 978-1-61117-294-1 (hardcover), pp.171

Blain Roberts Pageants, Parlors, & Pretty Women Race and Beauty in the Twentieth Century South, North Carolina: University of

The New Zealand Experience – Renaming, Rebuilding, and Social Development

Canberra in April, site of the national Labor Women's Conference, 2002

Canberra in April, site of the National Labor Women’s Conference, 2002

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This paper is the edited version of The New Zealand Experience – Renaming, Rebuilding, and Social Development presented by Margaret Wilson at the National Labor Women’s Conference April 2002 in Canberra. This version omits the end of the paper where Professor Wilson’s outlines work being undertaken by the new Labour Government she represented as Attorney General. She refers to it being ‘too early to attempt an analysis of the government’s performance’. [1] However, relevant to her portfolio were improvements to women’s economic inequality through the Employment Relations …