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Gynocentrism: From Feudalism to Modern Disney Princesses Peter Wright

Gynocentrism: From Feudalism to Modern Disney Princesses

Peter Wright

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Gynocentrism is an old word, despite being unknown to many. Variants of it (gynocentric, gynarchy, gynæcocracy, etc.) have existed for at least four hundred years, and all refer to the principle of female centeredness, or female dominance in variousMoreGynocentrism is an old word, despite being unknown to many. Variants of it (gynocentric, gynarchy, gynæcocracy, etc.) have existed for at least four hundred years, and all refer to the principle of female centeredness, or female dominance in various social and interpersonal contexts.The term has enjoyed a recent comeback from obscurity, serving again as a descriptor of the expanding, yet centuries old obsession with the rights, status, and power of women. This book traces the history of that tradition to its roots in medieval society, while being careful to note the difference between benign gynocentric acts and the more problematic examples of gynocentric culture.The collection of essays in this volume were originally written for the website Gynocentrism and its Cultural Origins, and have since been revised for this eBook edition. The essays are grouped into six parts exploring various aspects of gynocentrism, and providing examples of the phenomenon from historical literature. The final part, Post Gynocentric Relationships explores the possibility of relationships built on the notion of friendship as an alternative to neurotic shibboleths of romantic love.