Ann Oakley

Ann
Oakley
1944

British Sociologist, Feminist, and Writer, Professor and Founder-Director of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London

Author Quotes

The primary function of myth is to validate an existing social order. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition on a pedestal. It expresses and confirms, rather than explains or questions, the sources of cultural attitudes and values. Because myth anchors the present in the past it is a sociological charter for a future society which is an exact replica of the present one.

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First Name
Ann
Last Name
Oakley
Birth Date
1944
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British Sociologist, Feminist, and Writer, Professor and Founder-Director of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London