The Law of the Father? Patriarchy in the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism

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INTRODUCTION

1
M. Barrett, Women's Oppression Today (second edition), London, Verso, 1988, p. xxxiv.
2
J.F. Lyotard, The Post Modern Condition: A Report on Knowledge, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1984 (English translation).
3
Postmodern feminism and critiques of it can be followed up through L. Nicholson, (ed.) Feminism/Postfeminism, London, Routledge, 1990; J. Flax, Thinking Fragments, Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1990; P. Waugh, Feminine Fictions, London, Routledge, 1989; 'From Modernism, Postmodernism, Feminism: Gender and Autonomy Theory', in P. Waugh (ed.), Postmodernism, London, Edward Arnold, 1992.
4
F. Jameson, 'Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism', New Left Review, 146, 1984, pp. 53-92; see also 'The Politics of Theory: Ideological Positions in the Post-Modern Debate', New German Critique, 33, 1984, pp. 53-65.
5
D. Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity, Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1989.
6
Ibid. e.g. p. 51.
7
A. Callinicos, Against Postmodernism, Cambridge, Polity Press, 1989, pp. 168-171.
8
K. Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Middlesex, Pelican, 1976, Chapters 26-30.
9
M. Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, London, Allen and Unwin, 1930.
10
The transition debate can be followed up through R. Brenner, 'Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-industrial Europe', Past and Present, 70, 1976; 'The Origins of Capitalist Development: A Critique of Neo-Smithian Marxism', New Left Review, 104, 1977; 'Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Preindustrial Europe', Past and Present, 97, 1982; M. Dobb, (1946), Studies in the Development of Capitalism, London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1963 reprint; M. Postan, 'Some Economic Evidence of Declining Population in the late Middle Ages', Economic History

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - The Debate 6
  • Chapter 2 - A Way Forward 29
  • Chapter 3 - Marxism and the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism 42
  • Chapter 4 - Property and Patriarchy 57
  • Chapter 5 - From 'the Law of the Father' to 'Capitalist Fraternity'? 77
  • Chapter 6 - Sisters, Daughters and Subordinate Wives 99
  • Chapter 7 - Women as Property 111
  • Conclusion 123
  • Notes 129
  • Index 153
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