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The Gender Knot Audiobook

The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy, 3rd Ed.

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Publisher's Summary

The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson's response to the pain and confusion that men and women experience by living with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn't, how it works, and what gets in the way of understanding and doing something about it. Johnson's simple yet powerful approach avoids the paralyzing trap of guilt, blame, anger, and defensive denial that often results from conversations about gender.

This edition features:

  • Updated references, data, resources, and examples, especially in relation to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity (e.g., gay marriage, transgender)
  • A new chapter, "What Changes and What Does Not: Manhood and Violence", that provides an extended analysis of the causes of men's violence as a patriarchal phenomenon

The book is published by Temple University Press.

©2014 Allan G. Johnson (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Johnson's book is beautifully written, thoughtful, and provides compelling analyses of patriarchy and the powerful ideology that supports it and inhibits change. It is a guidebook for a life-changing adventure." (Contemporary Sociology)

"An excellent gift for anyone who 'just doesn't get it' about feminism." (Psychology of Women Quarterly)

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    The author presents an explanation for how patriarchy arose and what keeps it moving: the psychological need for control induced by a culture of competition. This is the simplest and most foundational argument I have heard as an academic. It is also the most comprehensive argument I have heard in that it posits the same mechanism for both the creation and maintainable of systems of inequality.

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    This was a very interesting book exploring power structures from the perspective of gender. It's a great introduction to gender issues as well.

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