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 Black feminine patriarchy

Sociology International Journal
Carol Tomlin,1Ericcson Mapfumo,2 Paul C Mocombe3

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The Westernization of black women in the US and throughout the Diaspora, via ideological apparatuses such as education and the labour market, is symptomatic of the West’s attempt to interpellate and embourgeois them, post the 1970s, to fit, converge, with their role as professional managers and service workers in the globalization efforts, for equality of opportunity, recognition, and distribution with their white male counterparts, in spite of some obstacles and roadblocks. This Westernization of black women by global capital, leading to what Paul C. Mocombe calls black feminine patriarchy, is not liberatory; instead, it is integrative, oppressive, exploitative, and a threat to all life on earth as black women become feminine patriarchs recursively organizing and reproducing the Protestant Ethic and the spirit of capitalism of their former white enslavers despite its effects on black family life, the climate, and all life on earth. 


ideological domination, capitalism, underclass, globalization, feminism, theory, phenomenological structuralism, structurationism