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The creation of patriarchy, Gerda Lerner

Label
The creation of patriarchy
Title
The creation of patriarchy
Statement of responsibility
Gerda Lerner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A major new work by a leading historian and pioneer in women's studies, The Creation of Patriarchy is a radical reconceptualization of Western civilization that makes gender central to its analysis. Gerda Lerner argues that male dominance over women is not "natural" or biological, but the product of an historical development begun in the second millennium B.C. in the Ancient Near East. As patriarchy as a system of organizing society was established historically, she contends, it can also be ended by the historical process. Focusing on the contradiction between women's central role in creating society and their marginality in the meaning-giving process of definition and interpretation, Lerner explores such fascinating questions as: What can account for women's exclusion from the historical process? What could explain the long delay--more than 3,500 years--in women's coming to consciousness of their own subordinate position? She goes back to the cultures of the earliest known civilizations--those of the ancient Near East--to discover the origins of the major gender metaphors of Western civilization. Using historical, literary, archaeological, and artistic evidence, she then traces the development of these ideas, symbols, and metaphors and their incorporation into Western civilization as the basis of patriarchal gender relations."--Publisher description
  • "A major new work by a leading historian and pioneer in women's studies, The Creation of Patriarchy is a radical reconceptualization of Western civilization that makes gender central to its analysis. Gerda Lerner argues that male dominance over women is not "natural" or biological, but the product of an historical development begun in the second millennium B.C. in the Ancient Near East. As patriarchy as a system of organizing society was established historically, she contends, it can also be ended by the historical process. Focusing on the contradiction between women's central role in creating society and their marginality in the meaning-giving process of definition and interpretation, Lerner explores such fascinating questions as: What can account for women's exclusion from the historical process? What could explain the long delay--more than 3,500 years--in women's coming to consciousness of their own subordinate position? She goes back to the cultures of the earliest known civilizations--those of the ancient Near East--to discover the origins of the major gender metaphors of Western civilization. Using historical, literary, archaeological, and artistic evidence, she then traces the development of these ideas, symbols, and metaphors and their incorporation into Western civilization as the basis of patriarchal gender relations." -- Publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Gerda
Dewey number
  • 305.4/09 s
  • 305.4/09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1121
LC item number
.L47 1986 vol. 1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women and history
Series volume
v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Patriarchy
  • Civilization, Western
  • Femmes
  • Patriarchaat (sociologie)
  • Sekserol
  • Sekseverschillen
Label
The creation of patriarchy, Gerda Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction --- One: Origins --- Two: A Working Hypothesis --- Three: The Stand-in Wife and the Pawn --- Four: The Woman Slave --- Five: The Wife and the Concubine --- Six: Veiling the Woman --- Seven: The Goddess --- Eight: The Patriarchs --- Nine: The Covenant --- Ten: Symbols --- Eleven: The Creation of Patriarchy --- Appendix: Definitions
Control code
13323175
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 318 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195039962
Lccn
86167561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)868961
Label
The creation of patriarchy, Gerda Lerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction --- One: Origins --- Two: A Working Hypothesis --- Three: The Stand-in Wife and the Pawn --- Four: The Woman Slave --- Five: The Wife and the Concubine --- Six: Veiling the Woman --- Seven: The Goddess --- Eight: The Patriarchs --- Nine: The Covenant --- Ten: Symbols --- Eleven: The Creation of Patriarchy --- Appendix: Definitions
Control code
13323175
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 318 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195039962
Lccn
86167561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)868961

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