Women, Ideology, and Violence

Women, Ideology, and Violence

Critical Theory and the Construction of Gender in the Book of the Covenant and the Deuteronomic Law

eBook - 2004
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Cheryl Anderson examines the laws relating to women that are found in the Book of the Covenant and the Deuteronomic law. She argues that the laws can be divided into those that treat women similarly to men (defined as "inclusive" laws) and those that treat women differently ("exclusive" laws). This study then suggests that the exclusive laws, which construct gender as male dominance/female subordination, do not just describe violence against women but constitute a form of violence against women. As a non-historical critique of ideology, critical theory is used to offer analytical insights that.
Publisher: London ; New York : T and T Clark International, Ă2004
ISBN: 9780826437617
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 148 pages)


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