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Changing places: privilege and resistance in contemporary Ireland

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Show simple item record O'Connor, Pat 2010-07-13T14:27:20Z 2010-07-13T14:27:20Z 2000
dc.identifier.citation (2000) ‘Changing places: privilege and resistance in contemporary Ireland’ Sociological Research Online, 5(3) p21 en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the reality of patriarchal privileging and resistance within a society which has undergone dramatic change over the past twenty-five years. Using Foucault's ideas of power and resistance (1980; 1988; 1989) and Connell's ideas of the patriarchal dividend (1995 a and b) it first explores these key concepts. It then draws together a wide range of empirical evidence to document the ongoing reality of patriarchal privileging in the world of paid work and the family in Ireland. It then however identifies and illustrates fourteen analytically different types of resistance including the creation of an alternative power base in the family; facilitating the emergence of new child rearing structures; naming the 'enemy within'; naming aspects of culture which are not 'woman friendly'; whistle blowing; targeting key structures; negative power etc. It concludes by suggesting (drawing on Acker, 1998) that although the institutional structures reflect the needs and wishes of powerful men, choices can still be made by individual men and women. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Surrey : Department of Sociology, University of Surrey en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sociological Research Online;5 /3 / p21
dc.subject friendship en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject organisation en_US
dc.subject paid employment en_US
dc.subject patriarchal dividend en_US
dc.title Changing places: privilege and resistance in contemporary Ireland en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.identifier.local POC_changing
dc.internal.rssid 1135629

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