The Creation of Patriarchy, Volum 1

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Oxford University Press, 1986 - 318 sider
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A major new work by a leading historian and pioneer in women's studies, The Creation of Patriarchy is a radical reconceptualization of Western civilization that makes gender central to its analysis. Gerda Lerner argues that male dominance over women is not "natural" or biological, but the product of an historical development begun in the second millennium B.C. in the Ancient Near East. As patriarchy as a system of organizing society was established historically, she contends, it can also be ended by the historical process.

Focusing on the contradiction between women's central role in creating society and their marginality in the meaning-giving process of definition and interpretation, Lerner explores such fascinating questions as: What can account for women's exclusion from the historical process? What could explain the long delay--more than 3,500 years--in women's coming to consciousness of their own subordinate position? She goes back to the cultures of the earliest known civilizations--those of the ancient Near East--to discover the origins of the major gender metaphors of Western civilization. Using historical, literary, archaeological, and artistic evidence, she then traces the development of these ideas, symbols, and metaphors and their incorporation into Western civilization as the basis of patriarchal gender relations.
  

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Review: The Creation of Patriarchy

Brukerevaluering  - Rachel Gammons - Goodreads

It took me a while to get through this one, but it was one of those books where you want to underline every sentence because the words are so powerful and awesome. Props, Gerda. You done good. Les hele vurderingen

Review: The Creation of Patriarchy

Brukerevaluering  - Jamie Eastling - Goodreads

This is a fascinating and detailed articulation of how possibly innocuous actions that made logical sense at the time became codified misogyny and thus into the patriarchy. One major problem I had ... Les hele vurderingen

Innhold

Origins
15
A Working Hypothesis
36
The StandIn Wife and the Pawn
54
The Woman Slave
76
The Wife and the Concubine
101
Veiling the
123
The Goddesses
141
The Patriarchs
161
The Covenant
180
Symbols
199
The Creation of Patriarchy
212
Definitions
231
Notes
245
Bibliography
283
Index
305
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Om forfatteren (1986)


Gerda Lerner, Robinson-Edwards Professor of History and Senior Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is the author of eight books, including Black Women in White America and The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History. She is the recipient of the AAUW Achievement Award for 1986 and was past president of the Organization of American Historians.

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