Beyond the Ladies' Lounge: Australian Women Publicans

Beyond the Ladies' Lounge: Australian Women Publicans ➥ [Ebook] ➠ Beyond the Ladies' Lounge: Australian Women Publicans By Clare Wright ➯ – Thomashillier.co.uk Challenges the myth that the Australian pub is a male domain This book weaves interviews, archival sources, folk songs, bush ballads and other popular literature throughout the narrative, as well as h Challenges the myth that the Ladies' Lounge: ePUB ✓ Australian pub is a male domain This book weaves interviews, archival sources, folk songs, bush ballads and other popular literature throughout the narrative, as well as historical and contemporary photos It exposes the remarkable visibility and dynamic presence of female publicans.


10 thoughts on “Beyond the Ladies' Lounge: Australian Women Publicans

  1. Liz Barr Liz Barr says:

    This book leaves me wanting an ABC series about a middle aged publican in a small town in the late nineteenth century played by Noni Hazelhurst and a temperance crusader Jacki Weaver who opens a coffee palace across the road Make it happen, universe.


  2. Heidi Heidi says:

    Some books, you can just tell they re a thesis turned into publishable form That s not a criticism especially not coming from me , it s just that published theses read differently to popular history And it just makes me wonder a little how this got into our library collection Because it s on an odd topic and it s not by a big publisher.But anyway I m really glad I stumbled across this book It s a history thematic rather than narrative of women publicans, particularly in Victoria Wrigh Some books, you can just tell they re a thesis turned into publishable form That s not a criticism especially not coming from me , it s just that published theses read differently to popular history And it just makes me wonder a little how this got into our library collection Because it s on an odd topic and it s not by a big publisher.But anyway I m really glad I stumbled across this book It s a history thematic rather than narrative of women publicans, particularly in Victoria Wright traces the history of Australia and women publicans through legislation, social acceptance, literary portrayal, and political influence I ve got some literary theory issues with that particular chapter, and it s fairly clear that Clare Wright s feminism is not my feminism, but all the same, it s an interesting and thoroughly readable book that challenges some of the suppositions around the history of pubs in Australia.That said, I d now love to read a history of the Ladies Lounge and the place of women in Australia s drinking culture Anyone know a good one


  3. S& S& says:

    A very informative background to some family history I am researching To sayat this time would be to undermine that research to some degree Suffice to say that the stories we are all told and that we tend to retell each other have their own ends that often have little to do with the truth of the situation they purport to describe.Very useful for checking my own gullibility.


  4. Kerryn Taylor Kerryn Taylor says:

    A research book with great stories and statistics about female publicans in Australia Very interesting facts and details about licensing and ownership by women in the early days of liquor licensing in Australia.


  5. Maryanne Maryanne says:

    Fascinating a great read about why female publicans are a central part of Australia Victoria s economic and emotional history Very interesting in that they were treated by the law in a favourable way, ie outside a gender stereotype.


  6. June Thorn June Thorn says:

    For history buffs this would be great, for me there were just too many statistics and not enough stories about the women who ran our Australian pubs.


  7. Lisa Lisa says:

    There is little to complain about Clare Wright s scholarship, which is impeccable, featuring new and innovative research into the topic of women publicans in Australia a topic that seems unresearched and overlooked, judging from this book , nor her writing style, which is clear, emotive and accessible.However, for all these good points, it s worth noting that Beyond the Ladies Lounge is aacademic and scholarly work It s not the most scintillating of reads, probably because of Wright s ac There is little to complain about Clare Wright s scholarship, which is impeccable, featuring new and innovative research into the topic of women publicans in Australia a topic that seems unresearched and overlooked, judging from this book , nor her writing style, which is clear, emotive and accessible.However, for all these good points, it s worth noting that Beyond the Ladies Lounge is aacademic and scholarly work It s not the most scintillating of reads, probably because of Wright s academic approach to her subject this book is based on her honours thesis Instead of the story of female Australian publicans, it sof an exploration of the concept, and as such, there s a lot of focus on general trends and attitudes The narrative comes alive when Wright discusses specific publicans and their experiences, but these are often lost amidst a sea of statistics and trends I really felt this book would have beenengaging had it given ahuman touch to its discussions.These comments and the rating reflect my own interests as a reader and, perhaps, the tendency for my eyes to gloss over whenever they see a lot of figures Beyond the Ladies Lounge is no doubt an incredibly valuable resource on female Australian publicans and on women s roles in Australian society throughout time


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