In Bed with Procrustes: Feminism’s Flirtation with Patriarchy is the second volume in a «Hestia Trilogy». It continues Professor Thompson’s exploration of the Hestian/Hermean Dual Systems Paradigm, introduced in The Accidental Theorist: The Double Helix of Everyday Life. Drawing on two ancient Greek mythemes – Hestia, guardian of the «homeplace» and Hermes, guardian of the «marketplace» – she introduces a metaphorical language with which to examine the private/public, civic/domestic, familial/political aspects of the human condition to reclaim the family ecosystem as a site for feminist theory. She challenges «one size fits all» theories based on patriarchal paradigms (the «bed of Procrustes») and suggests how a Hestian feminist perspective can be applied to the academic disciplines of classics, philosophy, history, political science, sociology, psychology, economics, and ethics.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang Publishing Inc.|
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About the Author
The Author: Patricia J. Thompson (Yelena V. Mayakovsky) is Professor of Education and Women’s Studies at Lehman College in the City University of New York. She is the author of Bringing Feminism Home, Mayakovsky in Manhattan, and the editor of Environmental Education for the 21st Century (Peter Lang, 1997). Her articles have appeared in English in Themis, Hypatia, and Philosophy in the Contemporary World.