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Agents of Patriarchy Teach Gender

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DOI: 10.4236/aa.2019.91002    216 Downloads   381 Views


This article discusses veteran instructors who were employed by the ab-sorbing establishment as instructors for women immigrants from Yemen who settled in moshav-type cooperative settlements in Israel. The findings indicate that the instruction messages in the first stage after the Yemenite immigrants settled on the land included a blurring of gender. However, differential instruction was created when the permanent homes were constructed: male instructors taught the men the hard physical labor, and female instructors taught the women their roles within the domestic sphere. The instruction system recruited to the new moshav-type cooperative settlements thus perpetuated the gender division of labor and used an effective “tool” for transmitting the patriarchic messages of the absorbing establishment.

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Sharaby, R. (2019) Agents of Patriarchy Teach Gender. Advances in Anthropology, 9, 13-31. doi: 10.4236/aa.2019.91002.

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