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Theorising Patriarchy. / Walby, Sylvia.

In: Sociology, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1989, p. 213-234.

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Walby, S 1989, 'Theorising Patriarchy', Sociology, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 213-234. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038589023002004

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Walby, Sylvia. / Theorising Patriarchy. In: Sociology. 1989 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 213-234.

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abstract = "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.",
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