androcentrism


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androcentrism

the tendency to neglect the female perspective or the female contribution, i.e. male bias in cultural ideas and embodied in institutions.
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Ideological barriers also influence the documentation and interpretation of historical events, and American individualism and androcentrism are especially potent in American psychology.
If in traditional patriarchal discourse men tend to act as mediators to determine women's value, Ruhl's proposal eliminates the male from the equation and leaves women center stage, offering them the possibility of working on a direct bond instead of the indirect way of interacting promoted by androcentrism (Alborch 2002, 35).
French intellectual and sociologist Pierre Bourdieu assesses that both men and women are guilty of "[embodying] the historical structures of the masculine order in the form of unconscious schemes of perception and appreciation." Bourdieu concludes, arguably fatalistically, that even in the attempt to understand this ingrained androcentrism, society is unfortunately susceptible to tactics, methodologies, and modes of thought that are products of masculine domination itself.
In other words, lesbianism seems to constitute a sort of "present absence"--interestingly, even including in literature by lesbian authors such as the late Michelle Cliff and Dionne Brand--whereas male homosexuality operates as an "absent presence" in Caribbean ideology, which King attributes to the androcentrism and politics of heteropatriarchy in Caribbean societies more generally.
This paper examines how far the work exceeds some of the critiqued limitations of anthropomorphism and, in so doing, attempt a breach of the human/non-human divide and expose the imbrication of androcentrism and anthropocentrism.
"Neue Lebensansichten eines Katers" displays the problems of patriarchal and partisan science-making that Sandra Harding also challenged in her 1986 work, The Science Question in Feminism, in which she declared, "I am seeking an end to androcentrism, not to systematic inquiry" (10).
Whether challenging teen androcentrism or a parent's condemnation of sexuality, Teresa is an advocate for the underdog, expressing frustration with parents who condemned their children who came out as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transsexual, or queer.
the androcentrism of this model, Raymond adopts it for three reasons: it
As Butler (1993) reveals, androcentrism and heterosexism form essential parts of the hegemonic heterosexuality (i.e.
However, action photos favor males and the standard androcentrism of football, basketball, baseball, and car and motorcycle racing favored on television.
Her theopoiesis goes "beyond christocentrism, androcentrism, anthropocentrism." It is ever "opening into and never beyond a cosmos"; in other words, "the Incarnation becomes an intercarnation" (308).
Alongside these instances of "soteriological inclusiveness" as well as of "ascetic misogyny," the same text also testifies to institutional androcentrism. T 60 lists the eight gurudharmas (Skt) or garudhammas (Pali), which in all versions of the foundation account express the subordination of nuns and thus unmistakably stand for "institutional androcentrism." In this way, the single text translated above shows evidence of each of the three tendencies identified by Sponberg.