The Sexual Contract

Author: Carole Pateman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074568033X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Carole Pateman is one of the foremost political theorists writing in English today. In this outstanding new work, she presents a major reinterpretation of modern political theory. She shows how standard discussions of social contract theory tell only half the story. The sexual contract which establishes modern patriarchy and the political right of men over women is never mentioned. In a wide-ranging and scholarly discussion, Pateman examines the significance of the political fictions of the original contract and the slave contract. She also offers a sweeping challenge to conventional understandings - of both left and right - of actual contracts in everyday life: the marriage contract, the employment contract, the prostitution contract and the new surrogacy contract. By bringing a feminist perspective to bear on the contradictions and paradoxes surrounding women and contract and the relation between the sexes, she is able to shed new light on the fundamental problems of freedom and subordination. The Sexual Contract will become a classic text in the politics of gender and will be of major interest to students of social and political theory and philosophy, women's studies, sociology and jurisprudence.

Rewriting the Sexual Contract

Author: Dench Geoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351307223

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 7086

This book brings together a wide selection of viewpoints on what is happening to relations between the sexes and the sexual division of labor in contemporary society. The contributors look at the ways in which gender relationships are changing, the consequences of these changes for family life and society generally, and the part the state should play in future developments. Rewriting the Sexual Contract encompasses the views of people with widely differing orientations, stretching across the moral and political spectrum. The contributors provide varied interpretations of what the recent sexual revolution means and where it may be leading us. The questions discussed include: Are the life-styles of men and women converging or polarizing? Do men and women place the same value on family life? Do most mothers want to work full-time while their children are young? Are families strengthened by a sense of differentiation and interdependence between the sexes? Does social policy need to recognize sexual differences in order to maximize social equality? The contributors represent a wide range of viewpoints, but are all involved in analyzing and influencing public attitudes in this area. They include Carole Pateman, Roger Scruton, Ruth Lister, Fay Weldon, Michael Young, and Barbara Cartland, among others. Rewriting the Sexual Contract examines issues pertinent to the current social and political culture and will be of interest to sociologists, gender studies scholars, and political theorists. Geoff Dench is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Community Studies and a visiting professor at Middlesex University. He is the author of Transforming Men and Minorities in the Open Society: Prisoners of Ambivalence.

Modern Motherhood and Women’s Dual Identities

Rewriting the Sexual Contract

Author: Petra Bueskens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317195450

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 7129

Why do women in contemporary western societies experience contradiction between their autonomous and maternal selves? What are the origins of this contradiction and the associated ‘double shift’ that result in widespread calls to either ‘lean in’ or ‘opt out’? How are some mothers subverting these contradictions and finding meaningful ways of reconciling their autonomous and maternal selves? In Modern Motherhood and Women’s Dual Identities, Petra Bueskens argues that western modernisation consigned women to the home and released them from it in historically unprecedented, yet interconnected, ways. Her ground-breaking formulation is that western women are free as ‘individuals’ and constrained as mothers, with the twist that it is the former that produces the latter. Bueskens’ theoretical contribution consists of the identification and analysis of modern women’s duality, drawing on political philosophy, feminist theory and sociology tracking the changing nature of discourses of women, freedom and motherhood across three centuries. While the current literature points to the pervasiveness of contradiction and double-shifts for mothers, very little attention has been paid to how (some) women are subverting contradiction and ‘rewriting the sexual contract’. Bridging this gap, Bueskens’ interviews ten ‘revolving mothers’ to reveal how periodic absence, exceeding the standard work-day, disrupts the default position assigned to mothers in the home, and in turn disrupts the gendered dynamics of household work. A provocative and original work, Modern Motherhood and Women’s Dual Identities will appeal to graduate students and researchers interested in fields such as Women and Gender Studies, Sociology of Motherhood and Social and Political Theory.

The Contract and Domination

Author: Carole Pateman,Charles Mills

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745636217

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 1838

Contract and Domination offers a bold challenge to contemporary contract theory, arguing that it should either be fundamentally rethought or abandoned altogether. Since the publication of John Rawls's A Theory of Justice, contract theory has once again become central to the Western political tradition. But gender justice is neglected and racial justice almost completely ignored. Carole Pateman and Charles Mills's earlier books, The Sexual Contract (1988) and The Racial Contract (1997), offered devastating critiques of gender and racial domination and the contemporary contract tradition's silence on them. Both books have become classics of revisionist radical democratic political theory. Now Pateman and Mills are collaborating for the first time in an interdisciplinary volume, drawing on their insights from political science and philosophy. They are building on but going beyond their earlier work to bring the sexual and racial contracts together. In Contract and Domination, Pateman and Mills discuss their differences about contract theory and whether it has a useful future, excavate the (white) settler contract that created new civil societies in North America and Australia, argue via a non-ideal contract for reparations to black Americans, confront the evasions of contemporary contract theorists, explore the intersections of gender and race and the global sexual-racial contract, and reply to their critics. This iconoclastic book throws the gauntlet down to mainstream white male contract theory. It is vital reading for anyone with an interest in political theory and political philosophy, and the systems of male and racial domination.

Origin Stories in Political Thought

Discourses on Gender, Power, and Citizenship

Author: Joanne Harriet Wright

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802088123

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

View: 7615

Origin stories are a recurring motif in the history of political thought. Presented as narratives that describe the beginnings of politics and power, these stories are among the most provocative and politically contentious means by which Western society organizes and represents its experience. Indeed, as scripts of citizenship, origin stories seek to manufacture consent to a preconceived - and hierarchical - political vision. Joanne H. Wright's Origin Stories in Political Thought examines Plato's Timaeus, Hobbes's story of the state of nature and the social contract, and early Second Wave feminist stories about the beginnings of patriarchal social relations. Using a historically sensitive, feminist methodology, Wright documents and deconstructs the tradition of telling origin stories in the larger history of political thought. Although individual tales have been assessed in current scholarship, the motif of the origin story itself has, until now, escaped systematic analysis. With meticulous research and convincing conclusions, Origin Stories in Political Thought makes a groundbreaking and valuable contribution to both feminist and political studies.

Top Girls

Author: Angela McRobbie

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531162720

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 874

Mit dieser fulminanten Studie über den gegenwärtigen Zustand des Feminismus und seiner Verhandlung in der Populärkultur nimmt Angela McRobbie das zeitgenössische Aufatmen über das ,Ende des Feminismus’ kritisch ins Visier. Nicht zuletzt sei dies auch eine Folge davon, dass boshafte Retraditionalisierungen von Geschlechterregimes die (kulturelle) Oberhand gewinnen. McRobbie analysiert empirisch, wie sich Konsum- und Populärkultur Rhetoriken und Bilder von weiblicher Freiheit und Autonomie aneignen und damit vordergründig den Erfolg von Frauen zu unterstützen scheinen. Doch McRobbies Tiefenbohrungen in die Welten von Bridget Jones und Heidi Klum zeigen, dass Frauen faktisch in neue, post-feministische ,neurotische’ Abhängigkeiten gedrängt und (wieder einmal) degradiert werden. Scharfzüngig analysiert die Autorin kulturelle Phänomene und deren widersprüchlichen Wirkungen im Alltag von Frauen: Modephotographie, Fernsehserien, die ,Bearbeitung’ des Körpers und deren Zusammenhang mit Essstörungen, ,sinnloser Wut’, Körperhysterie. Angela McRobbie wird mit diesem Buch ihrer Position als prominente feministische Stimme und Klassikerin der Cultural Studies einmal mehr gerecht.

Rejecting Rights

Author: Sonu Bedi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521518288

Category: Law

Page: 205

View: 1943

Radically rethinks the relationship between liberty and democracy, and identifies the concept of rights as a threat to democratic debate.

Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644051615

Category: Social Science

Page: 944

View: 1281

Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract

Working and Living in Contingency

Author: Lisa Adkins,Maryanne Dever

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137495545

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 6026

This collection analyzes shifting relationships between gender and labour in post-Fordist times. Contingency creates a sexual contract in which attachments to work, mothering, entrepreneurship and investor subjectivity are the new regulatory ideals for women over a range of working arrangements, and across classed and raced dimensions.

Jews and Feminism

The Ambivalent Search for Home

Author: Laura Levitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136046461

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 9877

By interrogating America's promise of a home for Jews as citizens of the liberal state, Jews and Feminism questions the very terms of this social "contract". Maintaining that Jews, women, and Jewish women are not necessarily secure within this construction of the state, Laura Levitt links this contractual construction of belonging and acceptance to legacies of marriage as a contractual home for Jewish women. Exploring the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe for America, as well as their desire to make this country their permanent home, Levitt raises questions about the search for stability in specific Jewish religious and cultural traditions which is linked to the liberal academy as well as feminist study, thus offering an account of an ambivalent Jewish feminist embrace of America as home.

Klassiker der Sozialwissenschaften

100 Schlüsselwerke im Portrait

Author: Samuel Salzborn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658132132

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

View: 3446

Der vorliegende Band stellt 100 zentrale Titel vor und liefert einerseits Stichworte zu Leben und Gesamtwerk der AutorInnen, legt andererseits den zentralen Fokus auf das Schlüsselwerk, dessen Titel man in jedem Studium hören wird, der als geflügeltes Wort durch die Feuilletons geistert und zahlreiche Reden schmückt. Es gibt sozialwissenschaftliche Werke, die muss man kennen: egal, ob man Soziologie oder Politikwissenschaft, Sozialpsychologie, Ethnologie, Erziehungswissenschaft oder Geschlechterforschung studiert oder sich für sozialwissenschaftliche Fragestellungen aus dem Blickwinkel affiner Fächer wie Geschichte, Rechtswissenschaft oder Philosophie interessiert. Der Band soll die (Lese-)Lust an den sozialwissenschaftlichen Klassikern (neu) wecken und „Appetit“ auf das Gesamtwerk einzelner AutorInnen machen.​

Educating the Gendered Citizen

sociological engagements with national and global agendas

Author: Madeleine Arnot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134132891

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9382

Globalisation and global human rights are the two major forces in the twenty-first century which are likely to shape the sort of learner citizen created by the educational system. Schools will be expected to prepare young men and women for national as well as global citizenship. Male and female citizens will need to adapt to new social conditions, only some of which will encourage gender equality. This book offers a unique introduction to the contribution that sociological research on the education of the citizen can make to these national and global debates. It brings together for the first time a selection of influential new and previously published papers by Madeleine Arnot on the theme of gender, education and citizenship. It describes feminist challenges to liberal democracy, the gendered construction of the ‘good citizen’ and citizenship education; it explores the implications of social change for the learner citizen and offers alternative gender-sensitive models of global citizenship education. Reaching right to the heart of current debates, the chapters focus on: feminist democratic values in education teachers’ constructions of the gendered citizen European languages of citizenship the inclusion of women’s rights into English citizenship textbooks gender struggles for equality in school pedagogy and curriculum the implications of personalised learning for the individualised learner citizen globalisation and the construction of a global ethic for citizenship education . It will be an invaluable text for all those interested in citizenship education, gender studies, sociology of education, educational policy studies, critical pedagogy and curriculum studies and international or comparative education.

Wandel der Intimität

Sexualität, Liebe und Erotik in modernen Gesellschaften

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105610855

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 4007

Seit der »sexuellen Revolution« der siebziger Jahre ist das Thema Sexualität in aller Munde. Der Feminismus und das Coming-Out der Homosexuellen haben die tradierten Geschlechterrollen ebenso in Frage gestellt wie die sexuelle Moral. Trotzdem gelten Sex, Liebe und Erotik immer noch als ausschließlich private Bereiche. Der Wandel der Intimität, so zeigt Giddens, betrifft aber ebenso wie unsere ganz persönlichen Beziehungskrisen die Demokratie unserer modernen Gesellschaften. Dieser Wandel geht nicht etwa, wie Konservative behaupten, in die Richtung immer größerer Permissivität und ungehemmten Sex mit möglichst vielen Partnern. Vielmehr entwickeln sich unsere Liebesbeziehungen, Freundschaften und Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen hin zu mehr Partnerschaft und Gegenseitigkeit. »Demokratie«, dafür plädiert Giddens’ umfassende Analyse, ist daher nicht nur eine politische Forderung, sondern ein Schlüsselbegriff für die neue Partnerschaftlichkeit im privaten Leben. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Radicalism

A Philosophical Study

Author: P. McLaughlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137034823

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 5181

Confusion, controversy and even fear surrounds the political phenomenon of radicalism. This book attempts to make conceptual and historical sense of this phenomenon, both as a kind of practice and as a kind of thought, before defending it in a traditional if unfashionable form: a form that is historically progressive and politically humanistic.

Reading Political Philosophy

Machiavelli to Mill

Author: Derek Matravers,Jonathan Pike,Nigel Warburton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134692374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 7087

This clear and thorough introduction provides students with the skills necessary to understand the main thinkers, texts and arguments of political philosophy and thought. Each chapter comprises a brief overview of a major political thinker, followed by an introduction to one or more of their most influential works and an introduction to key secondary readings. Key features include: * exercises * reading notes * guides for further reading The book introduces and assesses: Machiavelli's Prince; Hobbes' Leviathan; Locke's Second Treatise on Government; Rousseau's Social Contract; Marx and Engels' German Ideology (Part 1); Mill's On Liberty and The Subjection of Women. Reading Political Philosophy requires no previous knowledge of philosophy or politics and is ideal for newcomers to political philosophy and political thought.

Rethinking Children's Citizenship

Author: T. Cockburn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292075

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 5128

This book explores the relationship between children and citizenship, analyzing international perspectives on citizenship and human rights and developing new methods for facilitating the recognition of children as participating agents within society.

Sexuality, Gender and Power

Intersectional and Transnational Perspectives

Author: Anna G. Jónasdóttir,Valerie Bryson,Kathleen B. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136852808

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 8783

Bringing together essays by a distinguished international group of leading and emerging scholars of sexuality and gender, this stimulating and accessible collection explores a range of theoretical and "real world" perspectives current in the field. Treating these approaches as complementary, Sexuality, Gender and Power fosters critical conversations about sexuality across disciplinary, cultural, national and ideological boundaries. Underpinned by a broad editorial commitment to intersectionality, the chapters deploy approaches that range from historical materialism to queer theory, and from contract theory to theories of the gendered sexual self to address recurrent questions around agency, power, identity and self-hood. Theoretical debates inform and are informed by more empirically oriented chapters focusing on topics such as gay identity in contemporary Croatia, sexual politics in the Commonwealth Caribbean, western "tango tourists," sexual violence in war, prostitution, femme fashion, changing sexual norms in China and Taiwan, and feminist politics in the 2008 US presidential campaign. Each chapter is interesting and important in its own right; taken together, they advance gender theory and research by developing a complex conception of sexuality that explores intersections between and amongst theories, levels of analysis and identities, linking case studies to international trends and theoretical debates to everyday experiences.

The Contract - Sie dürfen den Chef jetzt küssen

Author: Melanie Moreland

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3736305060

Category: Fiction

Page: 455

View: 3393

Vom Tyrannen und Playboy zum liebenswerten Mann - die wundersame Verwandlung des Richard VanRyan Richard VanRyan ist ein erfolgreicher Werbemann und ein echtes Arschloch. Unaufhaltsam klettert er die Karriereleiter nach oben, ohne Rücksicht auf seine Mitmenschen - bis er bei einer Beförderung übergangen wird. Wutentbrannt reicht er seine Kündigung ein. Um jedoch bei der einzigen Konkurrenzagentur der Stadt anzuheuern, muss er seinen schlechten Ruf und sein Playboy-Image loswerden. Da kommt ihm seine Assistentin gerade recht. Er macht Katharine Elliott ein Angebot, das sie nicht abschlagen kann. Geld gegen vorgespielte Liebe. Da Katharine für die Pflege ihrer Adoptivmutter jeden Cent braucht, lässt sie sich darauf ein. Alles läuft nach Plan, bis echte Gefühle ins Spiel kommen und sie das Herz des Tyrannen erweicht ...