The Resource The sexual metaphor, Helen Haste

The sexual metaphor, Helen Haste

Label
The sexual metaphor
Title
The sexual metaphor
Statement of responsibility
Helen Haste
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Give the little boy a gun; offer the little girl a doll: how many years of feminism would it take to uncover the meaning behind such assumptions? After decades of attacks on intractable sexual stereotypes, the time is right to ask what makes them so compelling and resistant to change. In The Sexual Metaphor; Helen Haste does just that, exposing the deep cultural roots of our insistent distinctions between masculine and feminine. To understand changing sexual roles, Haste suggests that we recognize the role that gender plays in how we make sense of the world, particularly through the use of metaphor. As she demonstrates, the assault on traditional conceptions of gender is in fact a confrontation with the metaphor of dualism, or polarity, that underlies Western culture, informing our models of rationality and control. Here our anxieties about our own masculinity or femininity encounter a cultural tangle of opposites - public and private, order and chaos, thinking and feeling, active and passive, hard and soft, positive and negative. Drawing on research in the fields of sociology, anthropology, the history of science, paleontology, and philosophy, as well as her own field of psychology, Haste demonstrates the pervasiveness of the metaphor of dualism in large areas of our lives and our thinking, and of metaphor itself as a mode of thought expressing theories about the world in science and popular culture. Her work, accessible to social scientists and general readers alike, is a stimulating tour of the dark, divided territory that is the backdrop for our organization of everyday experience, society, and sexual identity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinreich-Haste, Helen
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1190
LC item number
.W456 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminist theory
  • Culture
  • Sex role
  • Metaphor
  • Théorie féministe
  • Culture
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Métaphore
  • Culture
  • Feminist theory
  • Metaphor
  • Sex role
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Vrouwelijkheid
  • Mannelijkheid
  • Metaforen
  • Dualisme
Label
The sexual metaphor, Helen Haste
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780674802827
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93050568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29595443
  • (OCoLC)ocm29595443
Label
The sexual metaphor, Helen Haste
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780674802827
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93050568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29595443
  • (OCoLC)ocm29595443

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