New Third Edition!
The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson's response to the pain and confusion that men and women experience by living with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn't, how it works, and what gets in the way of understanding and doing something about it. Johnson's simple yet powerful approach avoids the paralyzing trap of guilt, blame, anger, and defensive denial that often results from conversations about gender.
This edition features:
• Updated references, data, resources, and examples, especially in relation to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity (e.g., gay marriage, transgender/cisgender)
• A glossary of terms
• A new chapter, "What Changes and What Does Not: Manhood and Violence," that provides an extended analysis of the causes of men's violence as a patriarchal phenomenon
|Publisher:||Temple University Press|
|Edition description:||3rd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Allan G. Johnson is a nationally recognized sociologist, nonfiction author, novelist, and public speaker best known for his work on issues of privilege and oppression, especially in relation to gender and race. He is the author of numerous books, including Privilege, Power, and Difference. His work has been translated into several languages and excerpted in numerous anthologies. Visit him online at www.agjohnson.us and follow his blog at www.agjohnson.wordpress.com.
Table of Contents
Part I | What Is This Thing Called Patriarchy?
1 Where Are We?
2 Patriarchy, the System: An It, Not a He, a Them, or an Us
3 Why Patriarchy?
4 Ideology, Myth, and Magic: Femininity, Masculinity, and ‘Gender Roles’
5 Feminists and Feminism
Part II | Sustaining Illusions, Barriers to Change
6 Thinking about Patriarchy: War, Sex, and Work
7 What Patriarchy?
8 It Must Be Women
Part III | Unraveling the Patriarchal Legacy
9 Shame, Guilt, and Responsibility
10 What Changes and What Does Not: Manhood and Violence
11 What Can We Do? Unraveling the Gender Knot
Appendix: Resources for Unraveling the Knot
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wrote this book and my most recent book, Privilege, Power, and Difference, to help members of dominant groups explore issues of privilege in a nonthreatening way. I am a frequent speaker on college and university campuses and can be reached at Hartford College for Women of the University of Hartford.