Does Marilyn Lake’s ‘The Politics of Respectability’ challenge Russel Ward’s ‘Australian Legend’?

In Images of Australia, Marilyn Lake presents the argument that gender must become a central category of historical analysis. By focussing on the masculinism of the bushman as a cultural icon, Lake, in her essay The Politics of Respectability, presents another interpretation on the ‘Australian Legend’. Lake argues that while the history of womanhood has received much […]