By Eudine Barriteau
Confronting energy, Theorizing Gender is an anthology of Caribbean feminist scholarship which has a number of special positive factors. It exposes gender family as regimes of energy and consolidates and advances indigenous feminist theorizing. a very powerful component to the gathering deconstructs marginality and masculinity within the Caribbean. the key leap forward is the popularity that this zone of study contains either women and men as essential to a extra enough conceptualization of society, polity and economic system. The mood of the days means that an important watershed in gender experiences has been reached.
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Flax asserts that Rubin challenges the predominant beliefs about sexuality and introduces the relations of gender as different from sex but rooted in it. Rubin locates the origin of gender systems and male dominance in the way that society takes biological sex and transforms it into gender. It does this through the way that family and kinship structures operate and through the sexual division of labour arising from those operations. Rubin contributes the following to the feminist concept of gender.
This should be an exciting time for feminist scholarship in the Caribbean. In relation to theorizing Caribbean women's realities I demonstrated that, with the social relations of gender, research questions can no longer be posed as woman-in-relation-to-man; instead it is gendered woman interacting with and being acted upon by her social environment. The conceptual frame has shifted (Barriteau 1992, 20). Practically, what this should mean is even more research on women and the need to devise new methodologies to re-examine all those fields that would have used an androcentric perspective.
Women 6. Benign socialization that reproduces males and females as men and women (Trinidad and Tobago 1999) 7. Relations of power created and maintained in the hierarchies and values placed on masculine and feminine identities as well as access to and distribution of material and non-material resources such as status and power (Hawkesworth 1997; Barriteau 1994, 2000b, 1998c, 2001) 8. New, slick feminist strategies for dominating and emasculating men (Sunday Advocate 2000) 9. New, slick, sexist strategies for maintaining patriarchy (Taitt 2000) 10.