Carole Pateman- Feminist critique of public/private spheres

2 Pages
812 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Women and Gender Studies
Course
WGS250H5
Professor
Bickford
Semester
Winter

Description
FEMINIST CRITIQUES OF THE PUBLICPRIVATE DICHOTOMY CAROLE PATEMANWomen inhabit private realm of the family and males have control over public life as well as the private sphereLiberalism is properly patriarchal liberalismUltimately the feminist movement is about the dichotomy between private and public spheresPARADIGMS MODELS AND IDEOLOGIES GEOFFRY PONTON AND PETER GILLFour paradigms which demonstrate the relationship of individuals and society with which social and political analysis is concernedLiberalism sees the individual as existing before societyoArgues that beliefs and behavoiur of individuals rather than society as a whole should be the central object of analysesoIndividual rights should take priority over collective needs of societyoGovernment intervention in social and economic affairs should be minimized Conservatives emphasize the social whole over and above the role of individualsoSocial organism the whole as the key to understanding since it is what defines the position of individuals the partsoIndividual rights may have to be subordinated to the good of the whole social organismoWhat is good for the social organism is decided by those empowered to rule which means social economic and military elitesoGovernment seen as entitled to intervene to maintain an ordered and peaceful societyC
More Less

Related notes for WGS250H5

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit