Gender and Civil Repair

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195162509
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943364 | DOI:
Gender and Civil Repair

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This chapter focuses on boundary relations between family and the civil sphere, and the movements it has generated for social change. It aims to establish a prima facie case for viewing the women's movement in terms of civil society. The discussion covers the relations between the intimate and civil spheres; the difference of women as facilitating input; the difference of women as destructive intrusion; gender universalism and civil repair; the compromise formation of public motherhood; public stage and civil sphere; feminist fortunes in the twentieth century; and the ethical limits of care.

Keywords: family; civil sphere; social change; women's movement; civil society

Chapter.  10371 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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