Post by wombat on Apr 7, 2015 10:37:26 GMT -5
What are some good sources on patriarchy from an anti-civ perspective which might detail the connection of patriarchy to the division of labor? I ask because I'm working on a hypothesis that patriarchal relations, like technology, is not neutral. Many may say "of course!" But this would mean that most social relations we make exist outside the family embody patriarchal relations.
How do women inside forager bands make alliances with others outside their band? Do they typically involve more members of the family in forging their alliances? Less?
In how anarchists approach personal living, it is typically written or spoken of as an individual operation, or something that happens among friends of the individual, but the permanent group typically doesn't hold the same interests as the anarchist individual. I have read exceptions and seen exceptions to this. People that bring their kids and their significant others to meetings, skillshares, conferences...but to me, this isn't spoken of in a way that makes these relations both seen as desirable and to hold potential for creating permanent multi-generational radical social cohesion.
In other words, it becomes obvious that the family that showed up to the meeting is the only family in a meeting of individuals who separate their interests from their families. Where religions get it right is involving everyone while philosophy and activism are typically unfolded as something done as individuals abstract from family relations. This isn't to say we should be like religions, but it is to say, in my hypothesis, that anarchist withdraw into normal life will continue unless the anarchist starts to see value in involving their permanent group.
I was curious also if others had similar or contrary thoughts and if you could give some detail, I'd love to read them.