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Marilyn Lake Marilyn Lake i(A1899 works by) (a.k.a. Marilyn Lee Lake)
Born: Established: 1949 ;
Gender: Female
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1 Frank Clarke Marilyn Lake , 2016 extract biography
— Appears in: A Single Tree : Voices from the Bush 2016; (p. 59-61)

Extract from The Limits of Hope : Soldier Settlement in Victoria 1915-38, Marilyn Lake, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1987.

1 ‘Revolution for the Hell of It’ : The Transatlantic Genesis and Serial Provocations of The Female Eunuch. Marilyn Lake , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , vol. 31 no. 87 2016; (p. 7-21)

'In a synopsis sent to her publisher outlining her plans for a ‘sensational’ book, Germaine Greer wrote: If Eldridge Cleaver can write a book about the frozen soul of the negro, as part of the progress towards a correct statement of the coloured man’s problem, a woman must eventually take steps towards delineating the female condition as she finds it scored upon her sensibility. I know myself to be an anomaly, a lucky survival, but men, so is Cleaver: if he is a genius, a criminal, a delinquent only such a person who escapes from the glass mountain can describe it and pass the message on … . The recent opening of the Greer archive at the University of Melbourne offers researchers new understanding of the transAtlantic orientation of The Female Eunuch and the inspirations and models provided by a range of contemporary radical male American writers, notably Eldridge Cleaver, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Norman Mailer. Greer’s papers contain pitches to the publisher, numerous drafts and revisions of her book proposal, summaries of the book’s contents, clues to its anticipated readers and towards the end of the process, a ‘dedication’. Drafts are partly handwritten, partly typed and combinations of these, amended and revised, all evolving, illuminating Greer’s chosen genre, discursive frames of reference and themotifof castration. The papers provide insight into The Female Eunuch’s defining analogy between the condition of woman and that of the ‘American Negro’ and illuminate media strategies that ensured the book became an iconic feminist text.' (Publication abstract)

1 5 y separately published work icon Drawing the Global Colour Line : White Men’s Countries and the Question of Racial Equality Henry Reynolds , Marilyn Lake , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2008 Z1509124 2008 single work non-fiction (taught in 1 units)

'[This] is a pioneering account of the transnational production of whiteness in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A work remarkable both for its international breadth and for its sensitivity to local particularity, it is a model for the new global history.

Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds expertly and imaginatively reconstruct how leading white intellectuals and politicians in Australia, South Africa, the United States, and Great Britain fought demands for racial equality and jointly invented new doctrines of racial superiority to justify the maintenance and, in some cases, the reinvigoration of white privilege in every part of the world that Britain either controlled or in which it had once deposited its settlers.

A powerful and sobering history, incisively and elegantly told.' Gary Gerstle, author of American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century

1 Special Friends Marilyn Lake , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: Reflected Light : La Trobe Essays 2006; (p. 74-89)
Lake suggests that 'Australian infatuation with the great republic ... has a longer history than most commentators realise and that [Prime Minister] Howard may be more in turne with historical tradition than some of his critics.' (p.74)
1 3 y separately published work icon Memory, Monuments and Museums : The Past in the Present Marilyn Lake (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press The Australian Academy of the Humanities , 2006 Z1249397 2006 anthology criticism essay
1 From Mississippi to Melbourne Via Natal: The Invention of the Literacy Test as a Technology of Racial Exclusion Marilyn Lake , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Connected Worlds: History in Transnational Perspective 2005; (p. 209-229)
Discusses the use of a literacy test as a measure of whiteness.
1 y separately published work icon Connected Worlds: History in Transnational Perspective Ann Curthoys (editor), Marilyn Lake (editor), Canberra : ANU E Press , 2005 Z1475759 2005 anthology criticism (taught in 1 units)

'This volume brings together historians of imperialism and race, travel and modernity, Islam and India, the Pacific and the Atlantic to show how a ‘transnational’ approach to history offers fresh insights into the past. Transnational history is a form of scholarship that has been revolutionising our understanding of history in the last decade. With a focus on interconnectedness across national borders of ideas, events, technologies and individual lives, it moves beyond the national frames of analysis that so often blinker and restrict our understanding of the past. Many of the essays also show how expertise in ‘Australian history’ can contribute to and benefit from new transnational approaches to history. Through an examination of such diverse subjects as film, modernity, immigration, politics and romance, Connected Worlds weaves an historical matrix which transports the reader beyond the local into a realm which re-defines the meaning of humanity in all its complexity. Contributors include Tony Ballantyne, Desley Deacon, John Fitzgerald, Patrick Wolfe and Angela Woollacott.' (Publication summary)

1 9 y separately published work icon Faith : Faith Bandler, Gentle Activist Marilyn Lake , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2002 Z975153 2002 single work biography
1 Women and Nation in Australia: The Politics of Representation Marilyn Lake , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Journal of Politics and History , vol. 43 no. 1 1997; (p. 41-52)
1 Three Perspectives on Helen Garner's `The First Stone' [Marilyn Lake] Marilyn Lake , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 174 1995; (p. 26-27)
1 y separately published work icon Double Time : Women in Victoria - 150 years Marilyn Lake (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1985 Z816526 1985 anthology criticism
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