Women, ideology, and violence: critical theory and the construction of gender in the book of the covenant and the Deuteronomic law

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T and T Clark International, 2004 - Philosophy - 148 pages
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Cheryl Anderson examines the laws relating to women that are found in the Book of the Covenant and the Deuteronomic law. She argues that the laws can be divided into those that treat women similarly to men (defined as "inclusive" laws) and those that treat women differently ("exclusive" laws). This study then suggests that the exclusive laws, which construct gender as male dominance/female subordination, do not just describe violence against women but constitute a form of violence against women. As a non-historical critique of ideology, critical theory is used to offer analytical insights that have significant implications for understanding gender constructions and violence in both ancient and contemporary settings.

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CHERYL ANDERSON is the director of instruction at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, NY. She received the LPGA's 2006 National Teacher of the Year award and is one of Golf for Women's 50 Top Women Teachers in America.

BRIAN A. CROWELL is the head golf professional at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY. In 2003 he was awarded the Horton Smith Award for his contributions to golf education.

TOM MACKIN has been an associate editor at GOLF Magazine and a contributing editor for Zagat's "America's Top Golf Courses,

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