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Patriarchy and DevelopmentWomen's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century$
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Valentine M. Moghadam

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198290230

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.001.0001

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The ‘Declining Significance’ or the ‘Changing Forms’ of Patriarchy?

The ‘Declining Significance’ or the ‘Changing Forms’ of Patriarchy?

(p.18) (p.19) The ‘Declining Significance’ or the ‘Changing Forms’ of Patriarchy?
Patriarchy and Development

Sylvia Walby

Oxford University Press

The concept of patriarchy may be attributed to a number of interpretations that involve different notions such as gender inequality, and a certain degree of systematicity that suggests how the various facets of gender relations may be in a way related. Although the issue of the significance of gender relations has increasingly being recognized by several scholars, and although such data is constantly changing, the data is still believed to be far from complete. Since making use of already existing concepts to interpret such changes proves to fall short, there is a need to adapt, modify, and create more concepts for appropriately addressing such issues on the macro-level. This chapter analyzes whether the incidences of patriarchy have been on a decline or are merely undergoing certain changes in its form.

Keywords:   patriarchy, gender inequality, systematicity, gender relations, changing form

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