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Collective Consciousness and Gender

Authors: Walker, Alexandra

  • Discusses the theory of collective consciousness
  • Applies collective consciousness theory to the pursuit of gender justice in international law
  • Examines how collective modes of behaviour can lead to unconscious 'role-play'
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This book explores collective consciousness and how it is applied to the pursuit of gender justice in international law. It discusses how the collective mode of behaviour and identity can lead to unconscious role-playing based on the social norms, expectations or archetypes of a group. Alexandra Walker contends that throughout history, men have been constructed as archetypal dominators and women as victims. In casting women in this way, we have downplayed their pre-existing, innate capacities for strength, leadership and power. In casting men as archetypal dominators, we have downplayed their capacities for nurturing, care and empathy. 
The author investigates the widespread implications of this unconscious role-playing, arguing that even in countries in which women have many of the same legal rights as men, gender justice and equality have been too simplistically framed as ‘feminism’ and ‘women’s rights’ and that giving women the rights of men has not created gender balance. This book highlights the masculine and feminine traits belonging to all individuals and calls on international law to reflect this gender continuum.

About the authors

Alexandra Walker is a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, University of New South Wales, Australia. She has practiced law and her research focuses on human rights and leadership.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • I Versus We: Introduction to Collective Consciousness

    Walker, Alexandra

    Pages 1-12

  • Entanglement: The Interaction Between Individual and Collective Consciousness

    Walker, Alexandra

    Pages 15-33

  • Collective Consciousness Theory in Sociology

    Walker, Alexandra

    Pages 35-46

  • Collective Consciousness in Psychology

    Walker, Alexandra

    Pages 47-58

  • The Field Hypothesis: Quantum Phenomena and Mind/Matter Interaction

    Walker, Alexandra

    Pages 59-68

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54414-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54413-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collective Consciousness and Gender
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54414-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54414-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54413-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 354
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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