Theorizing Patriarchy / Edition 1

Theorizing Patriarchy / Edition 1

by Sylvia Walby, Walby
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Theorizing Patriarchy / Edition 1

Sylvia Walby provides an overview of recent theoretical debates - Marxism, radical and liberal feminism, post-structuralism and dual systems theory. She shows how each can be applied to a range of substantive topics from paid work, housework and the state, to culture, sexuality and violence, relying on the most up-to-date empirical findings. Arguing that patriarchy has been vigorously adaptable to the changes in women's position, and that some of women's hard-won social gains have been transformed into new traps, Walby proposes a combination of class analysis with radical feminist theory to explain gender relations in terms of both patriarchal and capitalist structure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631147695
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/16/1991
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures.

1. Introduction.

2. Paid Work.

3. Household Production.

4. Culture.

5. Sexuality.

6. Violence.

7. State.

8. From Private to Public Patriarchy.



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