Is privilege real or imagined? Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues.
Author: Ken Wytsma
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Is privilege real or imagined? Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as witnesses of the gospel.
THE MYTH OF EQUALITY opens up the ideological philosophy of Social Transcendentalism in relation to the connection between culture and race as they, in turn, are conditioned by environment, and further extends the basic gender-conditioned distinction between nature and nurture (or artifice) to include the effects of nature upon psyche and of psyche, conversely, upon nature or, as I would now say, soma. All in all, this book debunks simple equalitarian reductionism, whether of the humanistic or non-humanistic varieties, and shows that there is a whole lot more at stake than might at first meet the eye, especially when that eye has been blinkered, as it were, by social conditioning.
All the Rage investigates the cause of this pervasive inequity to answer why, in households where both parents work full-time and agree that tasks should be equally shared, mothers’ household management, mental labor, and childcare ...
Author: Darcy Lockman
Category: Family & Relationships
Journalist turned psychologist Darcy Lockman offers a bracing look at the most pernicious problem facing modern parents—how egalitarian relationships become traditional ones when children are introduced into the household. In an era of seemingly unprecedented feminist activism, enlightenment, and change, data shows that one area of gender inequality stubbornly persists: the disproportionate amount of parental work that falls on women, no matter their background, class, or professional status. All the Rage investigates the cause of this pervasive inequity to answer why, in households where both parents work fulltime and agree that tasks should be equally shared, mothers’ household management, mental labor, and childcare contributions still outweigh fathers’. How, in a culture that pays lip service to women’s equality and lauds the benefits of father involvement—benefits that extend far beyond the well-being of the kids themselves—can a commitment to fairness in marriage melt away upon the arrival of children? Counting on male partners who will share the burden, women today have been left with what political scientists call unfulfilled, rising expectations. Historically these disappointed expectations lie at the heart of revolutions, insurgencies, and civil unrest. If so many couples are living this way, and so many women are angered or just exhausted by it, why do we remain so stuck? Where is our revolution, our insurgency, our civil unrest? Darcy Lockman drills deep to find answers, exploring how the feminist promise of true domestic partnership almost never, in fact, comes to pass. Starting with her own marriage as a ground zero case study, she moves outward, chronicling the experiences of a diverse cross-section of women raising children with men; visiting new mothers’ groups and pioneering co-parenting specialists; and interviewing experts across academic fields, from gender studies professors and anthropologists to neuroscientists and primatologists. Lockman identifies three tenets that have upheld the cultural gender division of labor and peels back the ways in which both men and women unintentionally perpetuate old norms. If we can all agree that equal pay for equal work should be a given, can the same apply to unpaid work? Can justice finally come home?
In these anti-Swedish discourses, Sweden's equality policies and practices are
constructed as so exceptionally radical ... discussed the myth of Sweden as the
most (gender-)equal country in the world, seen from the point of view of negative
Author: Martinsson, Lena
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Social Science
This is the first book to explode the myth of Swedish gender equality, offering both a new perspective for an international audience, and suggesting how equality might be re-thought more generally.
It was once believed that different races and classes of Education alone will not
ensure social equality . In fact people had automatically different abilities . This
was con Michael Young in his book The Rise of the Meritocracy firmed by ...
Author: Tom Roper
Category: Children with social disabilities
Includes p.54-57; Aborigines, educational status, causes of underprivilege, requirements for educational programme (tables give population by educational attainment, estimates of present facilities for Aboriginal education)
The book seeks to unravel the forces which have acted as an immense source of exploitation of women labour in India, particularly, in agricultural sector.
Author: Kovuru Devi
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
Category: Discrimination in employment
The book seeks to unravel the forces which have acted as an immense source of exploitation of women labour in India, particularly, in agricultural sector. The book based on an empirical study, relates to multifacet exploitation of women agricultural labourers. It is a comprehensive work on women workers and the problems of discrimination against them. Contents: Introduction, Status of Women in Indian Society, Status of Women, Women Labour, Status of Women Worker in Other Countries, Problems of Discrimination Against Woman Workers in Agriculture Sector, Conclusions and Suggestions.
The Frailty Myth presents new evidence that girls are weaned from the use of their bodies even before they begin school.
Author: Colette Dowling
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Challenging the myth that women are naturally weaker than men, a noted feminist writer traces the history of the concept of female physical inferiority and its long-term repercussions in terms of women's health and social status.
This is reflected, but not always made transparent, Stephen Gardner asserts, in the myths of freedom that govern modern culture and the basic framework of modern thought.
Author: Stephen L. Gardner
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
The driving force behind modern thought is the new potential for equality, which intensifies the violence and volatility in human relations, catalyzing the modern world. This is reflected, but not always made transparent, Stephen Gardner asserts, in the myths of freedom that govern modern culture and the basic framework of modern thought. The original intent of freedom for early modern thinkers was to establish a principle of order or rank to stabilize the volatility of equality. But, backfiring, in later modern thought, freedom supplies a justificatory myth for "master-slave" relations arising within equality.
New Women, Old Myths Vicki Coppock, Deena Haydon, Ingrid Richter. can
achieve when given the chance to compete on equal terms with men. In fact, the
interviews show that as girls each of the women experienced daily put-downs
Author: Vicki Coppock
Category: Social Science
First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Equality, Agency and Policy in the Information Society Brian D Loader. Chapter. 2
. Global. networks. and. the. myth. of. equality. Trickle. down. or. trickle. away?
Trevor. Haywood. I think that most people would accept that all technology is a ...
Author: Brian D Loader
The dramatic advances in computer and telecommunications technologies such as the Internet, virtual reality, smart cards or multimedia applications are increasingly regarded as ushering in a new form of society: the information society. Politicians, policy makers and business gurus are all encouraging us to join the information superhighway at the nearest junction or risk being excluded from the social and economic benefits of the information revolution. Cyberspace Divide critically considers the complex relationship between technological change, its effect upon social divisions, its consequences for social action and the emerging strategies for social inclusion in the Information Age. Cyberspace Divide will be invaluable reading for those studying social policy, sociology, computing and communication studies.
The Myth of Equality Another group theme frequently played out in ACOA groups
is the “myth of equality.” This myth represents a fantasy about the kind of equality
that occurs in the “ideal” family in which all (group members) are equal and all ...
Author: Marsha Vannicelli
Publisher: Guilford Press
For all therapists who work with adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs), this comprehensive guide provides expert guidance in setting up and running a psychotherapy group. Successfully integrating theory and practice, the book surveys the current ACOA literature, explains the rationale for group therapy, describes how to set up a group, and suggests specific group leader techniques. Also included are insightful discussions on countertransference issues, the preparation and training of ACOA group leaders, and key areas for future research.
But there has never been a society in which men and women had equal status.
And it will never happen, because God has so constituted the universe and
human nature that it cannot happen. It is a myth now repudiated by all
The myth of equality which it promoted ( and to a certain extent also practised )
was , as Tocqueville had shown , an irresistible tendency of the political and
social imaginary of the previous two centuries . Equality and liberty are the two
Author: Lucian Boia
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Romania occupies a unique position on the map of Eastern Europe. It is a country that presents many paradoxes. In this book the preeminent Romanian historian Lucian Boia examines his native land's development from the Middle Ages to modern times, delineating its culture, history, language, politics and ethnic identity. Boia introduces us to the heroes and myths of Romanian history, and provides an enlightening account of the history of Romanian Communism. He shows how modernization and the influence of the West have divided the nation - town versus country, nationalists versus pro-European factions, the elite versus the masses - and argues that Romania today is in chronic difficulty as it tries to fix its identity and envision a future for itself. The book concludes with a tour of Bucharest, whose houses, streets and public monuments embody Romania's traditional values and contemporary contradictions.
the. Myth. of. Equal. Opportunity. FORMAL EDUCATION AS A PILLAR OF EQUALITY The reasons for discussing formal education under the heading "pillar
of equality" are not immediately obvious. After all, it can well be argued that the
Author: Volker Bornschier
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Political Science
Western Society in Transition examines the succession of societal models of the Western world and indications of its probable shape in the future. Bornschier characterizes the 1985-1995 period as a decade of Third World debt and depression; continued economic decline in the United States; a steady ascent of Japan; Western Europe's move toward political union; and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Against this background, he sketches various elements of a theoretical perspective he calls evolutionary conflict theory. The primary focus of interest of this theory is not on single societies, but on measures of social transformation at the core of world society. Western Society in Transition deals with fundamental questions: How does social order arise and why does it dissolve? What provides social cohesion? What makes society progress? Institutional spheres of Western society such as technology, firms, the market, state building, education, power, conflict, and social movements are analyzed and detail.
The Myth of Equality I seek to trace the novel features in which despotism may
appear in the world . The first thing that strikes the observation is an immense
multitude of men all equal and alike , incessantly endeavouring to procure the
Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In this systematic and scathing attack on the dominant contemporary version of liberalism, John Kekes challenges political assumptions shared by the majority of people in Western societies. Egalitarianism, as it's widely known, holds that a government ought to treat all citizens with equal consideration. Kekes charges that belief in egalitarianism rests on illusions that prevent people from facing unpleasant truths.Kekes, a major voice in modern political thought, argues that differences among human beings in the areas of morality, reasonability, legality, and citizenship are too important for governance to ignore. In a rigorous criticism of prominent egalitarian thinkers, including Dworkin, Nagel, Nussbaum, Rawls, Raz, and Singer, Kekes charges that their views present a serious threat to both morality and reason. For Kekes, certain inegalitarian truths are obvious: people should get what they deserve, those who are good and those who are evil should not be treated as if they had the same moral worth, people should not be denied what they have earned in order to benefit those who have not earned it, and individuals should be held responsible for their actions. His provocative book will compel many readers to question their faith in liberalism. --Anthony O'Hear, Honorary Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy
You might be thinking now, what some of these myths might be. If you don't know
let me figuratively grab you by the ear so you do read on. My first ear tug to you is the myth of equality. Day in and day out we are told we are all “equal.” People ...
Author: Terry Unger
The author explores and offers his opinion on topics like equality, justice, and political correctness. In a "no holds barred" format, he challenges the reader to look at our life and how it is governed by what he refers to as The Judeo - Christian Tradition. His poetry and prose are reflections of days gone by when the world, as he sees it, was not overwhelmed by Christianity.
FOREWORD. Christianity, feminism, and equality: it still sounds like an
impossible combination for many people today. Christianity, especially
Catholicism, is strongly rooted within traditions, with Catholicism often considered
as “the Tradition.
Author: Michael Muonwe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Social Science
CHALLENGING THE MYTHS OF GENDER EQUALITY: THEOLOGY AND FEMINISM The book offers critical insight into the significance of synergy between feminist theory and theological anthropology in combating sexism in our society today. The analysis of feminism’s challenge of male-chauvinistic discourse that has been for centuries an instrument of patriarchal manipulation is very elucidating. The author’s use of Genesis creation narrative to show how God intends that all live in love and communion, and show equal regard to each other is exceptionally provocative. Even though Michael believes that Jesus may not be rightly termed a feminist in the modern understanding of the term, he demonstrates how Jesus’ critical stance towards some androcentric structures of his day is a testimony to his vision and mission of inclusive kingdom where all are equal. The book is very important for anyone committed to ensuring a society devoid of gender-based discriminations and violence. Prof. Dr. Annemie Dillen’s remarks on the book is worth noting: “Michael Muonwe has made it clear... that the experiences by women of social exclusion and disadvantage require a thorough dialogue between feminism and Christianity. In a global context where Christianity and feminism are mutually ‘condemning’ each other, this book offers a profound insight into many differences within feminism and feminist theology, and thus avoids all-too-easy generalizations... Both the author and his work continue to encourage me, and I hope all readers will also acknowledge the value, the richness, and the joy of doing theology” (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium). According to Prof. em. Dr. Peter Schmidt, “This book should be known by many, not only by those who are already engaged on the problem of gender inequality, but maybe still more by those who have no real knowledge of the problem and its urgency. The author is not only an expert on the matter, but both his clarity of thought and style, and his genuine commitment to the cause make it a most commendable reading” (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium).
Israel is characterized by many contradictions and myths , notable among them
the myth of sexual equality . While women have to deal with various instances of
inequality and oppression in their daily lives , the myth of equality shapes the ...
Author: Nitza Berkovitch
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Political Science
It was not until the second half of the twentieth century that many countries began granting women the right to participate in public institutions as individuals. Until then, women were incorporated into various domains of life mainly through their relational roles as mothers. In From Motherhood to Citizenship, Nitza Berkovitch argues that this trend is not confined to specific countries, but represents a worldwide phenomenon. Moreover, the forces that shape this transformation are embedded in the global cultural and political system. Berkovitch offers the first detailed account of the critical role played by international organizations in the promotion of women's rights by individual nation-states. Demonstrating the importance of rhetoric in the framing of women's issues, the book traces the formation of the global agenda on women. From Motherhood to Citizenship begins in the 1870s, when the earliest international campaigns fought the "evils done to womankind," and continues through the interwar era in which the first official world bodies (the League of Nations and the International Labour Organization) promoted and expanded the concept of "women's protection." It concludes with the recent United Nations Decade for Women, which for the first time puts "women's rights" on the world agenda.