Cultivating modernity: culture and internationalism in Australian feminism's pacific age

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Title Cultivating modernity: culture and internationalism in Australian feminism's pacific age
Author Paisley, Fiona Kerr
Journal Name Journal of Women's History
Year Published 2002
Place of publication Bloomington
Publisher Indiana University Press
Abstract In 1928, the first Pan-Pacific Women's Conference was held in Honolulu and attracted women from Australia, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, China, and elsewhere. This article considers the first three conferences of this Pan-Pacific Women's Association, focusing on Australian delegates and their claim to mediate a dialogue between women of the "East" and "West." Conferences were also to offer "Eastern" women opportunities to practice becoming modern and to "learn" from the world community of modern women. In recognition of the Orientalist politics underpinning the cultural internationalism proclaimed by these conferences as a means for world cooperation, this article situates Australian delegates' account of Pan-Pacific Women's Conferences within transnational histories of empire, nation, and "race," as well as feminism.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_womens_history/
Alternative URI http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_womens_history/v014/14.3paisley.html
Volume 14
Issue Number 3
Page from 105
Page to 132
ISSN 1042-7961
Date Accessioned 2006-07-31
Date Available 2009-10-23T05:23:32Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-History: Other
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/25341
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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