Carole Pateman

is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UCLA. She is author of The Sexual Contract, Cambridge: Polity Press and Stanford University Press, 1988; and Contract and Domination, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007 (with Charles W. Mills).


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In The Sexual Contract, Carole Pateman investigated how women’s lesser status as citizens is founded on their subordination in marriage and employment. Now, she writes, global inequalities introduce a racial dimension to the “classical” sexual contract.

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