The persistence of gender inequality /
Mary Evans.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2017.
description
x, 172 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
0745689914, 0745689922, 9780745689913, 9780745689920
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2017.
isbn
0745689914
0745689922
9780745689913
9780745689920
standard identifier
40026692748
contents note
Machine generated contents note: 1. What is Gender Inequality? -- Making Inequality -- What Has Changed? -- Changing Conditions -- 2. Worlds of Inequality -- Exploiting the Feminine -- Problems at Work -- Problems of Agency -- Locations of Inequality -- 3. Problems of Subjectivity -- Imagining the Female Body -- Other Bodies -- How the Body Matters -- Questions of Order -- 4. Enter Feminism -- Conditions for Feminism -- Secondary Sex -- Changing Times -- Unchanging Times -- 5. Making Gender Equality -- Rights of Women -- Limits of Liberalism.
abstract
Despite centuries of campaigning, women still earn less and have less power than men. Equality remains a goal not yet reached. In this incisive account of why this is the case, Mary Evans argues that optimistic narratives of progress and emancipation have served to obscure long-term structural inequalities between women and men, structural inequalities which are not only about gender but also about general social inequality. In widening the lenses on the persistence of gender inequality, Evans shows how in contemporary debates about social inequality gender is often ignored, implicitly side-lining critical aspects of relations between women and men. This engaging short book attempts to join up some of the dots in the ways that we think about both social and gender inequality, and offers a new perspective on a problem that still demands society s full attention.
catalogue key
10684539
 
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