- BACCHI, CAROL, JOAN EVELINE, JENNIFER BINNS, CATHERINE MACKENZIE, and SUSAN HARWOOD. 2010. “Gender analysis and social change: Testing the water.” Mainstreaming Politics: Gendering Practices and Feminist Theory, pp. 61-86. Adelaide, Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
The title to this chapter indicates the major goal of the Gender Analysis Project : to identify the factors that could create gender analysis as a long-term process of emergent changes to the asymmetrical power relations between women and men. The sub-title, “testing the water”, indicates that it was written in the early stages of the project. However, it is important to note that the papers are not strictly chronological in their production. The Chief Investigators (Bacchi and Eveline) took turns as “lead authors” and Chapter 4, with Eveline the lead author, was actually completed before this chapter, with Bacchi the chief author. Insights from Chapter 4 are therefore incorporated in this chapter. The resultant analysis represents a cross-fertilisation of ideas, as is the nature of collaboration.