The gender of oppression: Men masculinity and the critique of marxism




The gender of oppression: Men masculinity and the critique of marxism



Availibility: Available
Creator: Jeff Hearn
Area of focus: Gender and Marxism
Content Warning Types: Unknown
Format of resource: Paperback book
Published Year: 1987
ISBN:
0745002757 (on goodreads)
and on amazon

Description:

It is now recognised that men and masculinity are no longer just ‘natural’: they are socially produced and so have become problematic. Yet within Marxism they have remained largely untheorised and unexplained, usually lost in a masculine proletariat, the proletariat as Man.
The Gender of Oppression devleops a critique of men and masculinity through the methods of Marxism, and a critque of Marxism through a focus on men and masculinity. In particular the author argues for an analysis of men and masculinity through their relationship with repoduction rather than production.