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Patriarchy and the subordination of women among the Abagusii of western Kenya

Jane Onsongo

Patriarchy and the subordination of women among the Abagusii of western Kenya

by Jane Onsongo

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Published by African Research and Documentation Centre, Uganda Martyrs University in Kampala, Uganda .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women, Gusii -- Social conditions,
  • Patriarchy -- Kenya,
  • Women"s rights -- Kenya,
  • Gusii (African people) -- Social conditions

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-31).

    StatementJane Onsongo.
    SeriesMtafiti mwafrika -- no. 16
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT433.545.G86 O56 2005
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31 p. ;
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23396370M
    LC Control Number2008346782

    What is Patriarchy Patriarchy: a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it. Taken from a feminist website: > Patriarchy is the term used to describe the society in which we live today, chara.   The Patriarchy ideology present in society enables women to accept the inequality that’s present. Marxist acknowledge that there has been a shift in the male aspect of domestic and child care, however its women who still have to do the majority and are therefore the most disadvantaged.

    think of patriarchy in terms of women and men, it is more about what goes on among men. The oppression of women is certainly an important part of patriarchy, but, paradoxi-cally, it may not be the point of patriarchy." Although oppression of women is not the point of patriarchy, a social system that is male-identified, male-controlled, male-. Patriarchy involves not only the subordination of women and children, but also the subordination of most men.” (S. Scott Bartchy, professor of Christian origins and New Testament History at UCLA) Historically, “few men had a choice about what they would do in life.

      It is women who modesty-police each other: women who write the packing lists for Girls’ Camp that ban shorts or capris or yoga pants of any kind, women who tell Young Women they must wear t-shirts over their bathing suits for swimming activities, women who segment girls’ bodies into inches of flesh when giving detailed instructions on exactly how long shorts and sleeves and shirt .   O n 7 January this year, the alt-right insurgent Steve Bannon turned on his TV in Washington DC to watch the Golden Globes. The mood of the .


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Patriarchy and the subordination of women among the Abagusii of western Kenya by Jane Onsongo Download PDF EPUB FB2

The paper discusses the role of private patriarchy in the subordination of women among the Abagusii of western Kenya. It identifies customs and practices governing marriage such as the payment of dowry, circumcision, the gender division of labour within the household and polygamy as the main factors contributing to the continued subordination of women in this by: 1.

Patriarchy and women subordination the most important part of our society. Till now in 21 st century women’s are subordination in all spheres of society.

In recent period of time women started joining the work force, contribution to family income and. Chapter 1 – Women and feminism battling patriarchy Chapter The subordination of women -a historical examination “In the beginning of our story all significant societies were clearly patriarchal.

There was no single exception” (Therborn,17). Walby (, 20) File Size: KB. In this book Envisioning Women in World History there were a few societies that were merely dominated by the male race. As stated in this book, there are a number of societies discussed that were dominated by the males in the society, however, these societies are said to take account in the creation of patriarchy and the subordination of women.

Patriarchy has thus been a stumbling block to women's freedom and success for hundreds of years and the subordination of women under patriarchy is deeply rooted in Basotho custom and law.

Patriarchy is the prime obstacle to women s advancement and development. Despite differences in levels of domination the broad principles remain the same, i.e. men are in control. The nature of this control may differ. So it is necessary to understand the system, which keeps women dominated and subordinate, and to unravel its workings in order to work for women s development in.

In this ideology, men are superior to women and women are part of men’s property, so women should be controlled by men and this produces women’s subordination. In this context, Gerda Lerner in her book The Creation of Patriarchy said, “The use of the phrase subordination of women instead of the word “oppression” has distinct advantages.

Gerda Lerner's history classic, The Creation of Patriarchy, traces the development of the patriarchy to the second millennium B.C.E. in the middle east, putting gender relations at the center of the story of civilization's history.

She argues that before this development, male dominance was not a feature of human society in general. Women were key to the maintenance of human society and. Patriarchy: the ideology of women's subordination right.

Engles, in his book, The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, inattributed the change of the egalitarian situation to the development of a new Patriarchy where women are dominated by men reined supreme.

This system of. Patriarchy operates to maintain and reinforce women’s subordination. Households and household productions are key sites of women’s subordination which permeate the public arena. The structure of patriarchy differs in forms - household and workplace (institutional) and utilizes different strategies to maintain gender inequality and the.

Matriarchy is a social system in which females (most notably in mammals) hold the primary power positions in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property.

While those definitions apply in general English, definitions specific to the disciplines of anthropology and feminism differ in some respects. Most anthropologists hold that there are no known.

It looks at how women are represented and treated, and at the values that are placed on the girl child. The discourse is foregrounded in Homi Bhabha’s post-colonial theory and post modernism within a patriarchal and socio-cultural context.

Female subordination in Africa takes intricate forms grounded in patriarchal tradition and culture. Female circumcision, health and rights.

The paper concluded by suggesting some intervention programmes among which is the mobilization of resources to prepare women for leadership roles and awareness creation about the problem facing women and indeed rural women in South-Western Nigeria.

Patriarchy structures and institutionalizes the female subordination and dependency (reliance) on men in the Pakistani society (Naizi, ). The current research was carried out to explore the perpetuation of patriarchy in the families through women. Women are often treated as subordinate to men and receive unequal access to education, employment, and health care.

By analyzing some key documents in history and religious institutional ideologies, it is clear that patriarchy is a social construct.

Being a strong female is a challenge. Full stop. From challenges in dating people who don’t value and are intimidated by being a self-assured, independent, and assertive female, to workplaces where putting your head down is expected and normalized - these are real factors of being a driven female in our society.(note: I know that my white privilege has allowed me into more spaces than I can.

Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature By Janice A. Radway University of North Carolina Press, Read preview Overview Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya By Lynn M. Thomas University of California Press, At the core of the debates on the system of patriarchy are notions that perpetuate women’s suppression around the world and outdated practices that suggest that a woman’s role in the family is subordinate to that of a man.

It was found that due to patriarchy women were. Patriarchy refers to the male domination both in public and private spheres. In this way, feminists use the term ‘patriarchy’ to describe the power relationship between men and women as well as to find out the root cause of women’s subordination.

Medicalization of Female Genital Cutting Among the Abagusii in Nyanza Province, Kenya. of FGC among women aged years in Kenya by ethnic group of Nyanza Province in western Kenya. When we discuss patriarchy, we cannot solely consider our current time period, social class, economic system, culture or political structure.

Patriarchy bears different meanings for different people — for example, while patriarchy may take the form of only male presidents in American culture and politics, it can also take the form of subordination of young brides in Islamic culture (as.

As a male, I recommend this book for men as well as women to read to develop a better understanding of the development of subjugation of women throughout history and men's domination, and more specifically this development through Biblical text and Christian writings even though some patriarchy preceded Biblical s: is that patriarchy leads to gender inequality and subordination of women to the extent that females do not have control over their sexuality.

Radical feminists define patriarchy as a social system in which men appropriate all social roles and keep women in subordinate positions. .