The Dialectics of Gender and Class
As the logical successor to The Dialectics of Civilization (2004), this title delves deeper into the distinctions between 'historical' and 'post-historical' civilizations, not least in respect of the shift from a genuine phenomenal and pseudo-noumenal status in the one to a pseudo-phenomenal and genuine noumenal status in the other, proportionate to the degree of post-historicity actually obtaining. With that in mind, we also find, in this book, a more definite sense of the relationships between gender and class (the order of terms is not arbitrary or illogical), as well as the extent to which the seemingly complementary co-existence of the genders on a given class basis requires a hegemonic/subordinate dichotomy between them which, however it pans out, alone enables such a co-existence to prevail in the first place, quite apart from the modification of relations which results from the interactivity of antithetically complementary classes when once axial polarities have been established, with their gender paradoxes, as also described in one or two previous books by John O'Loughlin, but with less methodical exactitude than here, and certainly with less overall certainty as to the specific class status of a given elemental position, be it phenomenal or noumenal, that is, corporeal or ethereal.
- Paperback | 100 pages
- 152 x 229 x 5mm | 145g
- 02 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About John O'Loughlin
John O'Loughlin is a London-based author who was born in Ireland of an English mother and grew up first in Hampshire and then in Surrey, where he attended a variety of state schools. Most of his adult life has been spent at different addresses in the London Borough of Haringey, north of the River Thames, to which he moved from Surrey in 1974, and all but a few of his books have been written there, the majority of which, like this one, are of an intensely philosophical not to say metaphysical and even ideological nature.