She played a key role in the development of women's history Gerda Lerner April 30, — January 2, was a historian, author and teacher. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From Lerner served as president of the Organization of American Historians.
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I can't argue with most of the facts presented women sold into slavery, turned out of their homes after being raped, stoned, children considered patriarhy of their fathers instead of mothers, basically the fact that women have been oppressed for as long as recorded history. Why History Matters Gerda Lerner.
Gender stands to ferda us creatio how easy it is to be fooled into thinking we have considered "everything" or everything important about the past, when institutionalized blinders may remain over half our vision. Gerda Lerner argues that male dominance over women is not "natural" or biological, but the product of an historical development begun in the second millennium B.
The Creation of Patriarchy offers fascinating insight into the roots of gender relations so basic to social organiza "Women's History is indispensable and essential to the emancipation of women" Gerda Lerner writes in the introduction to this book, a conviction she says "rests on my observation of the profound changes in consciousness which students of Women's History experience.
It is an historical development over many centuries and during a time in human history in which lifespans were shorter and education vastly different. crewtion
Paul--women returned again and again to these texts, in an attempt to subvert patriarchal dominance and establish their equality with men. As a feminist, it is easy to lose sight of this and to believe that one half oppresses the other half when it is simply not so.
What struck me most as I read the book, however, was how little the fundamentals of patriarchy have changed over the millennia. After establishing herself as one of the pre-eminent Women's Historians and, in the process, helping to establish Women's HistoryGerda Lerner turned to one of the major questions of feminist history: She concluded that patriarchy was part of archaic states forming in the 2nd millennium BCE. She played a craetion role in the development of women's history curricula.
Views Read Edit View history. As herda adult, Gerda believed that her mother Ilona struggled because she did not fit in the role of a Viennese wife and mother.
After the seventh century, more of women's writings began to survive, and Lerner uses these to show the development of what she defines as feminist thought.
Greek and Roman Festivals J. Craetion and racial privileges serve to undercut the ability of women to see themselves as part of a coherent group, which, in fact, they are not, since women uniquely of all oppressed groups occur in all strata of society.
Additional papers of Gerda Lerner, — inclusivebulk: Stimpson, Rutgers University "A vastly ambitious and admirable, even heroic study The Creation of Patriarchy Appendix: Retrieved January 26, She played a key role in the development of women's history curricula and was involved in the development of degree programs in women's history at Sarah Lawrence College where she taught from to and established the nation's first master's degree program in women's history and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she launched the first Ph.
My problems with it are mostly threefold: In its ultimate origin, 'difference' as a distinguishing mark between the conquered and the conquerors was based on ceeation first clearly observable difference, that between the sexes. The male head of the family was the dominant member and this only solidified as the nation-state became solidified under a unifying king.
Where is the evidence to support the notion that male dominance over women is a natural state of things? Lerner did her homework and cited many or sources where she retrieved her own information and she carefully details her conclusions and opinions in a succinct, to-the-point manner.
The Creation of Patriarchy
Reviews of New Books " The Creation of Patriarchy sets out in the best tradition of sophisticated, disinterested scholarship to explore the origins of patriarchy. Open Preview See a Problem? Reading this book during Trump's administration is especially important as it has reminded me that though women are the majority, we are structured into social institutions as though we are a minority.
The narrow focus and even narrower interpretive methodology which is presented as something much wider in scope and implication than what it really is.
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Return to Book Page. Why were women exchanged and not men? The only power a woman could achieve from this time until 19thth century would only be achieved through men. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.