Adam Matthew has made available a vivid digital collection of primary source materials in its database, Gender: Identity and Social Change. The collection offers Flinders students, researchers and academics a view of “the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. This expansive collection offers sources for the study of women’s suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.”
These distinctive primary materials offer the researcher an opportunity to explore first-hand the evolving social debates around gender, including uniquely Australian content.
To get you started, Adam Matthew has a number of orientation resources including teaching guides, frequently asked questions and a page-by-page guide.
Click here to access the Gender: Identity and Social Change archives.
Image: Jerome, Ben M; Lee, Irving B. 1895-1910. Sheet music and illustrations of women dancing. Haviland, F B. Gender: Identity and Social Change. Available through Adam Matthew, Marlborough, Gender: Identity and Social Change, http://www.genderidentityandsocialchange.amdigital.co.uk/Documents/Details/sch01175c00109 [Accessed May 18, 2020].