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Synonyms for patriarchy

a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line

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Even bell hooks (whose analysis of black manhood Marra curiously cites in support of her view) offers a caveat to such a blind assumption when she notes that "it must be emphasized that the black men who are most worried about castration and emasculation are those who have completely absorbed white patriarchial definitions of masculinity.
The analysis presented here, however, does not suggest a hierarchical, patriarchial or centralised form of power that found its expression in the New Zealand Woman's Weekly.
What kinds of expectations of women did Chinas patriarchial society formulate?
Medicine and patriarchial violence: the social construction of a private event.
In the subject organization, the definition of which types of gender performances are authorized and which are deviant is a result of patriarchial authority.
In the years after the Civil War Twain and James attempted comprehensive critiques of capitalist economics and mentality, as did Chopin of patriarchial domination and bodily repression, although she failed utterly to establish any common cause with women across the racial divide.
Branston, "a Cambridge primatologist," describes a pagan culture admirable for its closeness to nature and its essentially "feminine" religion - eventually lost, deliberately destroyed by a power-driven, patriarchial, Christian society.
The authors suggest that from a feminist perspective, this event seems to offer support for the contention that despite some gains, "it is still an enterprise under patriarchial control, which sends out messages that may reinforce traditional stereotypes about gender roles.
Although this interpretation of the factors selected for analysis in this paper is in line with the patriarchial family system in Pakistan, it has ignored the fact that education also plays an important role in raising the consciousness of husbands about the health care of his wife and children and women's income earned through employment contributes to family income.
Yet a model linking professional development solely to capitalist, racist and patriarchial imperatives is insufficient.
Through these strategies there is a perpetuation of what Rich (1976) refers to as "the institutional violence of patriarchial motherhood" whereby the relationship between mother and child operates on its own terms but within a structure that legitimates isolation, emotional deprivation and violence towards the less powerful.
The implicit bond of trust between comadres adds a double-edged dimension to this study: On one hand, it affords Behar an intimate perspective on Esperanza's life; on patriarchial culture--in a desolate memory of uprootedness from the age of 5, after her parents decided to leave Cuba.
a patriarchial [sic] society, perhaps more male-oriented than is normally