English translation: based on ascribed charactristics; ascribed
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English to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary / FEMINISM
English term or phrase:ascriptive
As Pateman notes, 'liberalism conceptualizes civil society in abstraction from ascriptive domestic life', and so 'the latter remains "forgotten" in theoretical discussion. The separation between private and public is thus [presented] as a division WITHIN ... the world of men'.
Explanation: The term is most commonly used in collocations such as "ascriptive groups" (groups based on ascribed charcteristics), "ascriptive affinities," "ascriptive conflicts," and the like. I would assume that "ascriptive domestic life" would mean domestic life based on the supposed characteriistics of men and women, as would be appropriate to this context, but, depending on where the writer is going with this, it could also include other characteristics. The larger context of this work should elucidate the intended meaning.