Masculine Domination

Masculine Domination

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by Pierre Bourdieu et al.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804738203

ISBN-13: 9780804738200

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Masculine domination is so anchored in our social practices and our unconscious that we hardly perceive it; it is so much in line with our expectations that we find it difficult to call into question. Pierre Bourdieu’s analysis of Kabyle society provides instruments to help us understand the most concealed aspects of the relations between the sexes in our own

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Masculine domination is so anchored in our social practices and our unconscious that we hardly perceive it; it is so much in line with our expectations that we find it difficult to call into question. Pierre Bourdieu’s analysis of Kabyle society provides instruments to help us understand the most concealed aspects of the relations between the sexes in our own societies, and to break the bonds of deceptive familiarity that tie us to our own tradition.

Bourdieu analyzes masculine domination as a prime example of symbolic violence—the kind of gentle, invisible, pervasive violence exercised through the everyday practices of social life. To understand this form of domination we must also analyze the social mechanisms and institutions—family, school, church, and state—that transform history into nature and eternalize the arbitrary. Only in this way can we open up the possibilities for a kind of political action that can put history in motion again by neutralizing the mechanisms that have naturalized and dehistoricized the relations between the sexes.

This new book by Pierre Bourdieu—which has been a bestseller in France—will be essential reading for anyone concerned with questions of gender and sexuality and with the structures that shape our social, political, and personal lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804738200
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
662,293
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the English edition: Eternalizing the arbitrary
Prelude1
1A magnified image5
2Anamnesis of the hidden constants54
3Permanence and change81
Conclusion113
AppSome questions on the gay and lesbian movement118
Index125

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