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The Political Economy of Patriarchy in the Global South

The Political Economy of Patriarchy in the Global South Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/19/2/232/1982863/232moghadam.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2023 REVIEW Ece Kocabicak London: Routledge, 2023 188 pages. ISBN 9780367515782 Reviewed by VALENTINE M. MOGHADAM Despite the growth of feminist movements and organizations across the globe and the adoption by many states of gender-equality policies, feminist scholars note the patri- archal institutions and norms that privilege men in politics and labor markets. Modern expressions of patriarchy—the public patriarchy of the state, nonstate actors, and labor markets—are distinguished from premodern forms (the private patriarchy of house- hold production and control of women by kin relations). They are defined and measured by gender gaps and forms of gender inequality in the economy, polity, and family, along with vulnerability to violence. A growing list of indices, developed by scholars and inter- national organizations, has evolved to measure such gender-based gaps and inequalities and to rank countries on scales of women’s empowerment or lack thereof. Most JMEWS readers will be aware that countries of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) typically do not score well. Acknowledging patriarchy’s persistence but theorizing its historical evolution and more recent changing forms, the British sociologist Sylvia Walby (2004) defines a gender regime as a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Middle East Women s Studies Duke University Press

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Copyright © 2023 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies
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1552-5864
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1558-9579
DOI
10.1215/15525864-10462369
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/19/2/232/1982863/232moghadam.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2023 REVIEW Ece Kocabicak London: Routledge, 2023 188 pages. ISBN 9780367515782 Reviewed by VALENTINE M. MOGHADAM Despite the growth of feminist movements and organizations across the globe and the adoption by many states of gender-equality policies, feminist scholars note the patri- archal institutions and norms that privilege men in politics and labor markets. Modern expressions of patriarchy—the public patriarchy of the state, nonstate actors, and labor markets—are distinguished from premodern forms (the private patriarchy of house- hold production and control of women by kin relations). They are defined and measured by gender gaps and forms of gender inequality in the economy, polity, and family, along with vulnerability to violence. A growing list of indices, developed by scholars and inter- national organizations, has evolved to measure such gender-based gaps and inequalities and to rank countries on scales of women’s empowerment or lack thereof. Most JMEWS readers will be aware that countries of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) typically do not score well. Acknowledging patriarchy’s persistence but theorizing its historical evolution and more recent changing forms, the British sociologist Sylvia Walby (2004) defines a gender regime as a

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Journal of Middle East Women s StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jul 1, 2023

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