Essays Tagged: "Patriarchy"


a, I've Done So Well--Why do I feel So Bad?, New York:Macmillan, 1978Lerner, Gerda, The Creation of Patriarchy, New York: OxfordUniversity Press, 1986Steinmetz, Suzanne, Victimology, vol. 2, 1977-1978 ... BibleSociety, 1976Interviews:1) Edie Lanzano 2) Emilia LoSciuto 3) Mary FabioBrian S. SlevinSexism-PatriarchySexism by definition is discrimination by members of one sexagainst the other, especially ...

(8 pages) 114 0 4.0 Jan/1995

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Patriarchy in Kafka's Metamorphsis and Asian Cultures

ommon to both Japanese and Chinese cultures.)In our studies of European literature, we can see that patriarchy, that is, thesupremacy of the father in a family and the reckoning of descent and inherit ... ent and inheritance inthe male line, plays a major part in family life. However, the institution of patriarchy isnot just limited to European cultures. In this essay, we will examine the instances ofp ...

(3 pages) 69 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Patriachy in Colonial America

Motivated by their Protestant ethic, the American colonies broke free from the grasp of the English patriarchy in order to form a self-sufficient Capitalist society that could better accommodate the n ... ould grow into a capitalist society. This root of capitalism was a major break from the traditional patriarchy that had dominated Europe for centuries. At the time of the development of the American c ...

(4 pages) 88 0 3.9 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essay is a critical comparison of Adrienne Rich's "When we Dead Awaken: Writing as Revision," and Ralph Ellison's "Extravagance of Laughter."

Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision" describes her experiences as a female writer overwhelmed by the "patriarchy" in the "masculine world of the academy."(Rich 557) Ellison's essay, "An Extravagance of ... her writing. All throughout her essay she protests the domination of the world of literature by a "patriarchy." She explains how difficult it is for women to write truly for themselves, rather than f ...

(4 pages) 108 1 3.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Women's bodies throughout advertising.

tes is an essential part of the struggle aimed at restricting and immobilizing women's lives within patriarchy.In Susan Bordo's anthology titled Unbearable Weight, she examines the body as a text of f ... , and the relationship women have with food is becoming an increasingly dangerous one. In order for patriarchy to continue to thrive, women's mobility must be limited. Is there a better way to limit a ...

(5 pages) 213 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

"A Romance of the Republic" by Lydia Maria Child.

ia Child, is an intriguing novel whichreflects certain predominant 19th-century views about racism, patriarchy, and class status. Oneaspect of this story that is unique is the constant use of a flower ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Kinglear How might different productions dramatize the struggle between chaos and order in King Lear?

ng chaos between the old and new order.The feminist approach examines the society in King Lear as a patriarchy where men generally have power over women. This was considered as the only acceptable equ ... ing and I'th heat.", revealing their devious nature. Their empowerment has reversed the traditional patriarchy into matriarchy. This unnatural shift of power between sexes causes turmoil to occur. The ...

(6 pages) 86 1 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" A discussion of Achebe's portrayal of women in Igbo society.

ce of masculinity and violence, which result in the abuse of the female's character.In Igbo society patriarchy rules in every aspect of existence, meaning women are excluded and men are superior. Wome ...

(5 pages) 117 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

An examination of Patriarchy in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.

Elizabeth, the Monster and Patriarchy.In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, some blatant parallels are made between Dr. Frankenstein' ... nkenstein, leading to overall destruction and, ultimately demonstrating the dangerous properties of patriarchy, which Dr. Frankenstein embodies.Dr. Frankenstein begins his narrative, most logically, i ... or she is a woman, and he does not think of the monster as even a man, for he created him. Within a Patriarchy, the government feels justified in its neglectful actions for it feels itself better than ...

(7 pages) 104 2 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How feminist thought contributes to criminology. Then analyzing the issue of prostitution from a feminist perspective.

The radical feminists think that biology is destiny and that men will always have power over women (patriarchy)". (Schmidt 206) "The socialist feminists view the root of women's oppression as class an ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

ons associated with the autocratic authority exercised by the men of her culture and the racism and patriarchy exhibited by the colonial power. Much of her growth and confidence is bolstered through h ...

(3 pages) 56 0 2.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Alice Walker "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens"

of the young women actually heighten potential? In what sense does art exist because of slavery and patriarchy, not just in spite of them as Walker would have us believe? Clearly, the positive outcome ... ession but that hardship may also displace a woman's spirituality onto humble pursuits. Slavery and patriarchy, though fatal to some, did not eliminate women's artistic ability but it did re-channel i ...

(3 pages) 108 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Feminism and legal theory

only by the commitment to take seriously the distinctive experiences of women.It aims to challenge patriarchy: the traditional idea of feminism's engagement with male oppression in a patriarchal soci ...

(5 pages) 120 0 3.4 Aug/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Relationship between Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare and its appropriation West Side Story and how the respective contexts demonstrate values that have been maintained or changed

nt contextual eras predominantly generate altered values towards social and cultural issues such as patriarchy, marriage and family, whilst other ideologies such as the power and nature of love remain ... tional nature of women as opposed to aggressive men. It can be observed that the values relating to patriarchy have been maintained and altered between the texts and thus reflective of their respectiv ...

(5 pages) 44 0 4.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cultural war in things Fall Apart

ieties have beliefs rooted deep in ancient religion. Some beliefs include polygamy, polytheism, and patriarchy, or rule by men. One such culture is that of Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Polytheism and p ...

(9 pages) 125 2 4.1 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The role and function of religion in society.

any feminists would say that religion (like the family and the welfare state...) is another site of patriarchy. It is a place where women are oppressed by men, and it serves to reproduce this oppressi ...

(8 pages) 305 1 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Speech critique on Ida Wells-Barnett's speech, "Lynch Laws in America". Includes brief biography on Wells-Barnett, summary and analysis of speech.

century for enlightening the nation and the world about the powerful connection between lynch-ing, patriarchy, racism, and cultural notions of white womanhood and black sexuality" (Word of Fire, 1995 ...

(6 pages) 46 0 4.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Sociology of Advertising and The Stereotyping of Women in the Media: Gender Roles, Personal Dissatisfaction and Issues of Patriarchy- Who Is Really to Blame?

The Stereotyping of Women in the Media: Gender Roles, Personal Dissatisfaction and Issues of Patriarchy- Who Is Really to Blame?We live in a consumer world. Everything we do and perhaps everyth ... life, the destruction of true and meaningful human relationships, and the constant fortification of patriarchy.The first major work of understanding media on a sociologic level was completed by Marsha ...

(10 pages) 219 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

How does the play "The Removalist" present a view of Australia Masculinity?

representations of masculinity held by the majority of Australians.The play presents a view on the patriarchy society, regarding men's dominance insexual power, physical power and corrupt authority.O ...

(2 pages) 32 1 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Describe the representation of women within a serial televisual text. What are the implications for feminist discourse?

is widely known to represent and reinforce the mainstream ideology of contemporary western culture: patriarchy. While television representations of women have changed greatly in the last twenty years ... ct and limited, which ultimately still devalues women's roles as suppression to a socially dominant patriarchy. In this essay, I seek to examine the roles of the four central female characters in "Des ...

(6 pages) 73 0 3.3 Jun/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies