Unraveling Patriarchy

Sun, 20 Apr 1997 15:45:54 EDT

I'd like to share with members of the list news of a book of mine that
Temple University Press has just published. It's called _The Gender
Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy_. In writing it, I tried to
provide a resource that is clear and accessible, that doesn't flinch
from the reality of patriarchy and gender oppression, but also talks
about them in ways that avoid paralyzing cycles of individual guilt
and blame. My goal has been to describe how patriarchy works in ways
that can include both men and women in the conversation and in the

I'm a sociologist and a writer who has worked on issues of gender
inequality and patriarchy for more than twenty years.

If you'd like to know more about the book, you can see the Table of
Contents, excerpts from the Preface and Chapter 1, and ordering information
(including free exam copies for instructors) at the following web site:


If you don't have a web browser, I can e-mail you the text from the
site. You can reach Temple University Press at 800-447-1656 (I'm not
sure if that number works outside the U.S.) or via the internet at

Allan Johnson
Sociology and Women's Studies
Hartford College for Women

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