Vortex - The Crisis of Patriarchy

Author(s): Susan Hawthorne

Feminism and Gender

In this enlightening yet devastating book, Susan Hawthorne writes with clarity and incisiveness on how patriarchy is wreaking destruction on the planet and on communities. The twin mantras of globalisation and growth expounded by the neoliberalism that has hijacked the planet are revealed in all their shabby deception. Backed by meticulous research, the author shows how so-called advances in technology are, like a Trojan horse, used to mask sinister political agendas that sacrifice the common good for the shallow profiteering of corporations and mega-rich individuals. She details how women, lesbians, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, the poor, refugees, and the very earth itself are being damaged by the crisis of patriarchy that is sucking everyone into its vortex. Importantly, this precise and insightful volume also shows what is needed to get ourselves out of this spiral of destruction: a radical feminist approach with compassion and empathy at its core. The book shows a way out of the vortex: it is now up to the collective imagination and action of people everywhere to take up the challenges. This is a vital book for a world in crisis and should be read by everyone.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781925950168
  • : Spinifex Press
  • : Spinifex Press
  • : 0.435449
  • : November 2020
  • : .6 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Hawthorne
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 304