Walby, Sylvia (1989) Theorising Patriarchy. Sociology, 23 (2). pp. 213-234. ISSN 1469-8684Full text not available from this repository.
The concept `patriarchy', while being vital for feminist analysis, has been criticised for not being able to deal with historical and cross-cultural variation in the forms of women's subordination. This paper presents a new way of theorising patriarchy to meet these objections; one which is flexible enough to take account of its various forms, but rigorous enough to be an effective tool for analysis. It leaves behind base-superstructure models of patriarchy in which there is only one base, which have led to many of the rigidities which have been identified, arguing instead for a model of patriarchy as six partially-interdependent structures. The paper concludes with a discussion of the different forms of patriarchy in recent British history.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociology|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Deposited On:||11 Mar 2009 13:49|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:26|
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