Motherhood Concepts and The Capitalist Patriarchy: Mothers in Thai Society

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Cherrisa Inpim


The concept of capitalist patriarchy in socialist feminism examines the relationship between patriarchal ideology and capitalism, interrelated systems that inevitably affect motherhood in society. This includes the capitalist model of motherhood that leads to the marginalization of mothers beyond societal norms, resulting in motherhood denial. Simultaneously, it leads to the emergence of outlaw mothers within society. This article aims to present a review of motherhood concepts within the framework of socialist feminism and reflect the image of motherhood in Thai society through studies that reveal diverse motherhood ideologies in society. Using the framework of capitalist patriarchy under the aforementioned conditions in Thai society allows us to observe the ongoing relationship between patriarchal ideology and capitalism. At the same time, maternal identity and negotiation with gendered conditions are being constructed in Thai society, this article ultimately aims to expose the intersectionality of structures and ideologies not only concerning motherhood but also encompassing gender, social class, and economic.



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Inpim, C. . (2024). Motherhood Concepts and The Capitalist Patriarchy: Mothers in Thai Society. Journal of Social Sciences Naresuan University, 20(1), 333–358.
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