Naked in the Gymnasium: Women as Agents of Social Change

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dc.contributor.author Mikula, Maja en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:36:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T14:36:48Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2004000286 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mikula Maja 2004, 'Naked in the Gymnasium: Women as Agents of Social Change', UTSePress, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-12. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1449-2490 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1535
dc.description.abstract Women have throughout history participated in and sometimes initiated rebellions to defend the welfare of their family, community, class and race or ethnic group. It appears that generations of women in a wide range of political and social movements, individual women resisting social injustice and at least three waves of conscious feminism(s) have not yet succeeded in defeating the popular stigma surrounding female activism. Women moving in the public arena still evoke the same negative images they have conjured for centuries, reflected in such derogatory appellations as `viragos,? `witches,? `femmes-hommes,? or `hyenas in petty-coats?. This paper looks at social change from the perspective of its arguably most cogent, but nevertheless controversial, agents. It examines a range of recent theories concerning gender and social change, to affirm women?s revolutionary potential beyond the boundaries of political revolution. en_US
dc.publisher UTSePress en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal/article/view/41/20 en_US
dc.title Naked in the Gymnasium: Women as Agents of Social Change en_US
dc.parent Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 1 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 990828 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords feminist activists; social change; agency; women; public arena en_US
dc.staffid 990828 en_US


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