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  - Sara Murphy - Goodreads

The Creation of Patriarchy was written by Gerda Lerner and published in 1986, making it slightly outdated but nonetheless, relevant and though-provoking. Lerner writes in a sophisticated and academic ... Les hele vurderingen

Review: The Creation of Patriarchy

Brukerevaluering  - SaЯRah Muhammad - Goodreads

Gerda Lerner constructs an historical framework for understanding why women of the 21st century still fight to emancipate themselves from male subordination and misogynistic attitudes. She adeptly ... Les hele vurderingen

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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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