'The women are revolting': A database of women's movement protest events

Kirsty Mclaren, Catherine Strong

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The first paper in the workshop on the Mapping the Australian Women's Movement project will draw on work constructing and analysing a detailed database of women's movement protest events in Australia. In it, we will explore the methodological issues that arose from attempting to use protest event analysis to construct a database of women's protest events in Australia between 1970 and 2005. The paper will demonstrate how the construction of the database has been done in a way that ensures some of the limitations of protest event analysis are minimised while also ensuring that the final product will be a highly detailed tool that will be a valuable addition to the resources already available to researchers examining the women's movement in Australia. The sources used to gather data and coding system used will be set out in detail, along with an example of how these are being applied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTASA 2009
Subtitle of host publicationThe future of sociology
EditorsDan Woodman Dan Woodman
Place of PublicationAustralia
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780646525013
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 01 Dec 200904 Dec 2009


ConferenceThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference
Abbreviated titleThe Future of Sociology
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    Mclaren, K., & Strong, C. (2009). 'The women are revolting': A database of women's movement protest events. In D. W. D. Woodman (Ed.), TASA 2009: The future of sociology (pp. 1-17). TASA.