Women, Class, Family and the State

By Varda Burstyn and Dorothy E. Smith

© 1985

The articles in this book begin from a concern to understand the relation between patriarchy and capitalism and to come to grips with the dissatisfaction many women feel despite the rhetoric of sexual equality which has become commonplace.

Dorothy Smith examines the changing relation between the family and the economy in the context of the capitalist mode of production. Varda Burstyn traces the history of the sexual division of labour in pre-capitalist societies and shows how in industrial societies the state becomes the expression and enforcer of masculine domination.

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  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 90 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.3in x 9.0in
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  • PUBLISHED JAN 1985

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    ISBN 9780920059142

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The articles in this book begin from a concern to understand the relation between patriarchy and capitalism and to come to grips with the dissatisfaction many women feel despite the rhetoric of sexual equality which has become commonplace.

Women, Class, Family and the State

By Varda Burstyn and Dorothy E. Smith

© 1985

The articles in this book begin from a concern to understand the relation between patriarchy and capitalism and to come to grips with the dissatisfaction many women feel despite the rhetoric of sexual equality which has become commonplace.

Dorothy Smith examines the changing relation between the family and the economy in the context of the capitalist mode of production. Varda Burstyn traces the history of the sexual division of labour in pre-capitalist societies and shows how in industrial societies the state becomes the expression and enforcer of masculine domination.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 90 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.3in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Varda Burstyn is a political writer, cultural critic, and public policy consultant.



    Dorothy E. Smith is a professor emerita at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria.

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