Eva Figes
Persea Books, New York, 1987; originally published in 1970, English
Nonfiction, General
7.6 x 5.3 inches, paperback, 191 pages
ISBN: 9780892551224
Suggested Retail Price: $9.95

From the Publisher. First published in 1970, Patriarchal Attitudes has since become famous and is considered a classic feminist text. Writing with wit as well as scholarship, Eva Figes examines the factors which have helped place women in subservient roles in most societies, including the influence of Christianity, the rise of capitalism, Freudian psychoanalysis, and sexual taboos. She draws on a wide range of material to illuminate one of the central issues of our time.

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Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

Given that my parents and grandparents worked, it was very helpful to me to have the history and the root causes of the inequality between the sexes explained, in all the ways reading Betty Friedan’s revelations of suburban boredom did not.

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