A history of modern europe from the fall of constantinople. by Thomas Henry Dyer

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Australian developments had strong roots in English urban planning schemes and legislation; in housing and related government inquiries of 1912-18 frequent reference was made to the British experience. Despite the strength of overseas examples, however, town planning never became a particularly successful movement in Australia.

He also suggests that they had an explicit discourse of their own, that the new liberalism provided the coherent philosophical basis of their reformative programmes. The tenor of the experts' ideology concerning the domestic sphere reveals the theme of social efficiency to be part of a broader ideology of technical rationality. It is not pertinent to this discussion to backtrack over the many disputes about the historical development and contemporary usage of 'ideology'. Rather, I will simply assert that the most fruitful usage is related to the analysis of power and domination in society.

To use an example which will be evident in later chapters, ideologies concerning women as wives and mothers frequently address them as such, as already constituted subjects, wives and mothers, thereby reinforcing and recreating a social system in which this is how women are primarily defined. A difficulty which has beset much theoretical consideration of ideology concerns the two-way nature of this process of 'calling out'. It remains 24 The disenchantment of the home not only conceptually difficult but presents especial problems in empirical research.

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