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Hidden women of history: Frances Levvy, Australia’s quietly radical early animal rights campaigner

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Stratford, E, Hidden women of history: Frances Levvy, Australia's quietly radical early animal rights campaigner, The Conversation, The Conversation Trust, Melbourne, 12 November (2019) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

We are all touched by relationships with animals — as domestic and working companions, wild inspirations, threats, or pests.

Some of us may know about the enduring worth of organisations such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Fewer of us may know about the 19th century foundations for animal advocacy among ordinary women beginning, more often, to find their voice in the public sphere.

The life of Frances Deborah Levvy (14 November 1831–29 November 1924) is worth revisiting because her ethical, political, and journalistic contributions speak to our current concerns for the more-than-human world.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:women, animals, children, protection, care, education, learning environments, periodical press
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural Studies
Research Field:Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:135737
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-11-12
Last Modified:2019-11-13
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