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The Gender Selectivities Of The State: A Critical Realist Analysis.

Jessop, Bob (2004) The Gender Selectivities Of The State: A Critical Realist Analysis. Journal of Critical Realism, 3 (2). pp. 207-237. ISSN 1476-7430

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    Abstract

    This article develops a critical realist, strategic relational analysis of the gendering of the state. It draws freely from feminist theorists, recent work on masculinity, and some of the insights of �queer theory�. My aim is to show the contingently necessary nature of the gender biases in the state�s institutional architecture and operation and show how these can be illuminated through a critical realist, strategic-relational perspective. The article has four main parts. These deal with (a) critical realism and the strategic-relational approach (hereafter SRA); (b) its implications for analyzing gender selectivities; (c) the gender selectivities of advanced capitalist democratic states; and (d) some implications of strategic selectivity for feminist action.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Critical Realism
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical realism ; strategic-relational approach ; strategic selectivity ; state theory ; gender ; patriarchy
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
    ID Code: 207
    Deposited By: Professor Bob Jessop
    Deposited On: 24 Jul 2006
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:39
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/207

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