Living in a material world

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  • Published 20050301
  • ISBN: 9780733315480
  • Extent: 268 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

Winner, 2005 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Alfred Deakin Prize for an Essay Advancing Public Debate


This is not a comic
book plot. This is not a Paul Jennings tale. This is real. There are pieces of material floating around in Australian stores, in your wellknown fabric establishments such as Spotlight and Lincraft, which, when worn, have the power to transform a woman from an intelligent, articulate, strong character to a passive, muted, oppressed dimwit. The PhD doctor, the university graduate, the TAFEtrained, the wellread, the poet, the mother, the eloquent, the hardworking – no woman is impervious to the evil, twisted power borne within the fibres of this material…

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