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Prispevek k historično-materialističnemu pojmovanju družbenega položaja žensk v kapitalizmu
A contribution to the historical-materialist

Author(s): Tibor Rutar
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Slovensko sociološko društvo (in FDV)
Keywords: Marxist feminism; gender inequality; primitive accumulation; Neo-liberalism; capitalist crises

Summary/Abstract: The paper aims to explain two claims. First, that gender inequality is not an ahistorical phenomenon which manifests itself more or less homogenously in all societies or, at least, in class societies, but that it is conditioned by the specific form of social relations of production that characterise such societies. Second, that the question of gender inequality, which is in itself irreducible, remains fundamentally interrelated with the question of class. With regard to theory, we draw upon Marx’s critique of political economy while, for the purpose of empirically demonstrating our hypothesis, we turn to historical sources and an analysis of official statistical data.

  • Issue Year: 29/2013
  • Issue No: 74
  • Page Range: 89-106
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Slovenian