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Why Does Patriarchy Persist? (Paperback): Carol Gilligan, Naomi Snider

Why Does Patriarchy Persist? (Paperback)

Carol Gilligan, Naomi Snider

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The election of an unabashedly patriarchal man as US President was a shock for many--despite decades of activism on gender inequalities and equal rights, how could it come to this? What is it about patriarchy that seems to make it so resilient and resistant to change? Undoubtedly it endures in part because some people benefit from the unequal advantages it confers. But is that enough to explain its stubborn persistence? In this highly original and persuasively argued book, Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider put forward a different view: they argue that patriarchy persists because it serves a psychological function. By requiring us to sacrifice love for the sake of hierarchy, patriarchy protects us from the vulnerability of loving and becomes a defense against loss. Uncovering the powerful psychological mechanisms that underpin patriarchy, the authors show how forces beyond our awareness may be driving a politics that otherwise seems inexplicable.


Imprint: Polity Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2018
Authors: Carol Gilligan • Naomi Snider
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-5095-2913-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Philosophy & theory of psychology > General
Books > Philosophy > General
LSN: 1-5095-2913-6
Barcode: 9781509529131

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