Part 3.4: Full Autonomy - An Attainable Ideal

10 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2008

Date Written: 1989


Part III. Section 4. Full Autonomy - An Attainable Ideal: Maximal or full autonomy is an unrealistic goal for all people. Contrary to a common assumption, however, masculine socialization does not generally result in full autonomy, but rather in medial autonomy. Conformism is as much of an obstacle to the full autonomy of men as it is for women. Still, men in western cultures are more likely to be more autonomous than women, and this discrepancy calls for change.

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meyers, diana, Part 3.4: Full Autonomy - An Attainable Ideal (1989). Available at SSRN: or

Diana Meyers (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut ( email )

215 Glenbrook Road, U-4098
Storrs, CT 06269-4098
United States

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