Women in Society
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.
Urgent, brilliantly reasoned, elegantly written, Patriarchal Attitudes is an important, enduring work.
Eva Figes is the author of many novels, as well as the non-fiction book Sex & Subterfuge, and the memoir Little Eden. She died in 2012.
Paperback / $9.95 (Can $12.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-122-4 / 192 pages / Gender Studies