In the fall of 2016 those promoting patriarchal ideals saw their champion Donald Trump elected president of the United States and showed us how powerful patriarchy still is in American society and culture. Darkness Now Visible: Patriarchy's Resurgence and Feminist Resistance explains how patriarchy and its embrace of misogyny, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and violence are starkly visible and must be recognized and resisted. Carol Gilligan and David A. J. Richards offer a bold and original thesis: that gender is the linchpin that holds in place the structures of unjust oppression through the codes of masculinity and femininity that subvert the capacity to resist injustice. Feminism is not an issue of women only, or a battle of women versus men - it is the key ethical movement of our age.Read more
- Focuses on the question of why gender was raised but not discussed in election of 2016
- Explains Trump's election and his policies since elected
- Addresses why so many were taken by surprise during the 2016 election
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'It is the sleight-of-hand of every unjust system to become the rule, and to make everyone else the exception. In Darkness Now Visible, Carol Gilligan and David A. J. Richards end the idea that patriarchy represents everybody, and show that feminism turns patriarchy into democracy. Once published as prophecy, their new book becomes a prescription for tearing down Trumpian walls of gender and race, and seeing each other as unique and equal.' Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road, Revolution from Within and Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions and feminist organizerSee more reviews
'Gilligan and Richards have done it again. In their new book they provide a rich and compelling analysis of how patriarchy is a sinister force underlying the political and ethical crisis of our times. A must-read for anyone concerned with the undermining of our democracy.' Drucilla Cornell, Rutgers University, New Jersey
'Darkness Now Visible takes the reader on a thrilling intellectual journey into the heart of political darkness to set us on a path toward enlightenment. The complex analysis is unexpectedly comforting as it provides language and a framework for deeply desired change.' Terri Apter, author of Passing Judgment: Praise and Blame in Everyday Life
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- Date Published: August 2018
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781108470650
- length: 172 pages
- dimensions: 241 x 164 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.41kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Patriarchy comes out of hiding
2. Infidelity and silence
3. Why didn't we see it?
4. Why now?
5. The endgame of patriarchy?
6. Maps of resistance
7. The power and invisibility of gender
8. Democracy's future
9. Why feminism and why now?
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