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The creation of patriarchy

Author: Gerda Lerner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerda Lerner
ISBN: 0195039963 9780195039962 0195051858 9780195051858
OCLC Number: 13323175
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Joan Kelly Prize for the best work on women's history.
Description: xvi, 318 pages, [23] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Gerda Lerner.

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