The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy (3rd by Allan G. Johnson PDF

By Allan G. Johnson

ISBN-10: 1439911851

ISBN-13: 9781439911853

The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson's reaction to the soreness and confusion that women and men adventure via residing with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn't, the way it works, and what will get within the means of realizing and doing anything approximately it. Johnson's uncomplicated but robust method avoids the paralyzing catch of guilt, blame, anger, and protective denial that regularly effects from conversations approximately gender.

This version features:

- up-to-date references, facts, assets, and examples, specially on the subject of problems with sexual orientation and gender id (e.g., homosexual marriage, transgender/cisgender)

- A thesaurus of terms

- a brand new bankruptcy, "What adjustments and What doesn't: Manhood and Violence," that gives a longer research of the motives of men's violence as a patriarchal phenomenon

Show description

Read or Download The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy (3rd Edition) PDF

Best gender studies books

Nicholas S. Hopkins's The New Arab Family PDF

This quantity represents revised types of a set of papers provided at Cairo Papers 9th Annual Symposium on ''The New Arab Family,'' held in may possibly 2000. Marriage, divorce, and comparable issues have been middle level, relatively within the demographic papers. one other concentration was once to mix very diversified methods to the research of the relatives -- at the one hand demographic, and at the different commonly sociological or anthropological, or as a few may say, psychodynamic, that's to assert concentrating on dyadic or multi-member networks of relationships in the relations.

Download PDF by Anita Harris, Michelle Fine: All About the Girl: Culture, Power, and Identity

This groundbreaking assortment bargains a sophisticated portrait of women within the twenty first Century. those are the rebel grrls and the Spice ladies, the great women and the undesirable women who're developing their very own "girl" tradition and giving an entire new aspiring to "grrl" energy. that includes provocative essays from leaders within the box like Michelle fantastic, Angela McRobbie, Valerie Walkerdine, Nancy Lesko, Niobe manner and Deborah Tolman, this paintings brings to lifestyles the ever-changing identities of brand new younger women.

New PDF release: Gender Autonomy in Western Europe: An Imprecise Revolution

Rina Singh's publication compares seventeen Western ecu nations within the quarter of women's involvement within the public sphere (participation and guidelines affecting it) and personal sphere (roles and regulations affecting it). The interplay among the 2 spheres is analysed to figure out the place nations lie within the procedure in the direction of gender autonomy - finally the power of every intercourse to make loose way of life offerings to take part in either or both the private and non-private spheres in a fashion that neither penalises nor rewards the alternatives in fabric and/or social phrases.

Download e-book for iPad: Women, Men and Everyday Talk by Jennifer Coates (auth.)

Bringing jointly a variety of a few of the author's key papers on language and gender, this booklet offers an outline of the advance of language and gender stories during the last 30 years, with specific emphasis on conversational info and on unmarried intercourse friendship teams.

Additional resources for The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy (3rd Edition)

Sample text

Control is, after all, one of the hallmarks of 14 What Is This Thing Called Patriarchy? our species. It is our only hope to bring some order out of chaos or to protect ourselves from what threatens our survival. We imagine, focus, and act—from baking bread to planting a garden to designing a national health plan—and all of this involves control. Even small children delight in a sense of human agency, in being able to make things happen. Under patriarchy, however, control is more than an expression of human essence or a way to get things done.

32 But this oppression is based on race and class, not gender. 33 If war made men truly disposable as men, we would not find monuments and cemeteries in virtually every city and town in the United States dedicated to fallen soldiers (with no mention of their race or class), or endless retrospectives on the anniversary of every milestone in World War II. Rather than devalue or degrade patriarchal manhood, warfare celebrates and affirms it. As I write this on the anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy 24 What Is This Thing Called Patriarchy?

Instead, ‘the system’ serves as a vague, unarticulated catch-all, a dumping ground for social problems, a scapegoat that can never be held to account and that, for all the power we think it has, cannot talk back or actually do anything. A powerful example of this is found in the work of Sam Keen and Robert Bly, whose influential books on gender were part of the mythopoetic men’s movement, which attracted a wide following, especially during the 1990s. Although the movement is less visible than it was, Bly’s and Keen’s books continue to enjoy brisk sales, and the views of gender inequality they expressed are still widely used to reject feminism and defend male privilege.

Download PDF sample

The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy (3rd Edition) by Allan G. Johnson

by Michael

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 24 votes