Understanding Patriarchal Beliefs and Practices Cross-Culturally

Advanced Seminar, Chairs: Holly Mathews, Professor, Department of Anthropology, East Carolina University; Adriana Manago, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Washington University

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:00 pm, Free

Understanding Patriarchal BeliefsUnderstanding Patriarchal BeliefsCo-chaired by Adriana Manago, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Washington University and Holly F. Mathews, Professor, Department of Anthropology, East Carolina University. Photo by William Geoghegan.Understanding Patriarchal BeliefsCo-chaired by Adriana Manago, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Washington University and Holly F. Mathews, Professor, Department of Anthropology, East Carolina University. Photo by William Geoghegan.This seminar reports on the efforts of an interdisciplinary team to investigate how patriarchal beliefs and practices take hold psychologically across a range of societies and to probe the reasons why women sometimes adhere or accommodate to ideologies that oppress and disenfranchise them while at other times they resist and subvert them. Of particular importance in today’s world is understanding why and how forces of modernization and social change are leading to more egalitarian gender relations in some cultures and to the emergence of more restrictive forms of neopatriarchy in others.
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