through better contracts? Carole Pateman’s The Sexual Contract suggests that the problem is not women’s “inability” to negotiate for themselves, to. The Sexual Contract: Carole Pateman: In her most famous work, The Sexual Contract (), Pateman challenged the liberal idea that the power of the state. The Sexual Contract [Carole Pateman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this remarkably original work of political philosophy, one of.

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Cadole Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The author shows how we are told only half the story of the original contract that establishes modern patriarchy. The author offers a sweeping challenge to conventional understandings- of both left and right- of actual contracts in everyday life: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

The Sexual Contract

The idea of free and equal contracting under such circumstances is revealed as an ideological fraud. Nikita rated it liked it May 16, Mill John Stuart Mill Kant labour power law of male Locke Locke’s male sex-right marriage contract married married couple masculine means men’s merely Mill modern carloe mother mother-right mutual original contract original pact parties paternal right patriarchal right person political fiction political right private sphere problem prostitution contract Pufendorf question Rawls relationship Rousseau servant sexual contract sexual difference slave contract slavery social contract theorists socialist status story Subjection of Women subordination surrogacy contract surrogate theory unfree labour wage labour wives woman women’s bodies worker.

Worth the time and effort though. She begins by breaking down the philosophical basis of social contract, bringing out the often obscured patriarchal presumptions in the ideas of contract and of civil society that were developed during the period of the Enlightenment. She shows how when women “go along-to-get-along,” allowing the poisonous implications of the flawed model of human freedom to get played out in everyday American society and social experience, we end up with the societal contradictions that we see sexuap, in which marriage arrangements, sexist employment contracts, etc.


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For instance, she believes in the “minimum income,” which means that someone will be paid regardless of whether they work or not that’s a great incentive to work–not! But her work her follows alongside her defense of ideas like a minimum ocntract, which are carol intended to ‘make people work’ in a society where ‘work’ equals ‘exploitation’ and alienation, the struggle against the imposition of work is the struggle against inhuman conditions.

This argument is also ridiculous. Whats Wrong with Prostitution?

Why is this book still noteworthy? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. That this first argument is specious is patently obvious. Property in the person, Pateman explains, is a fundamental presumption of social contract theory.

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But since I only learned about it through Mill’s book, I had no choice but to read them in the order I received them. Read more Read less. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Contract always generates political right in the forms of domination and subordination.

Thick, repetitive, but an interesting look at the contract theorists, a taking apart of the idea that contract theory supports equality among the sexes. The author offers a sweeping challenge to conventional understandings- of both left and right- of actual contracts in everyday life: The sexual contract is ignored and thus men’s patriarchal right over women is also glossed over.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. No attention is paid to the problems that arise when women are excluded from the original contract but incorporated into the new contractual order. The Birth of the Prison. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

However, this screed rails against classical contract theorists with the following two beautifully ridiculous arguments: Published August 1st by Stanford University Press first published Don’t have an account? Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.