androcentric


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an·dro·cen·tric

 (ăn′drō-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
Centered or focused on men, often to the neglect or exclusion of women: an androcentric view of history; an androcentric health-care system.

an′dro·cen′trism n.
an′dro·cen′trist n.

androcentric

(ˌændrəʊˈsɛntrɪk)
adj
having or regarding man or the male sex as central or primary
ˌandroˈcentrism n
Translations

androcentric

[ˌændrəʊˈsɛntrik] ADJandrocéntrico
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Perhaps this book can be used to help tear down the walls built by androcentric biases and to discover new ways for the children of God to relate to and respect each other.
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8) In short, unlike the poets of the Catalogue of Women who repeated and perpetuated Hesiod's masculinist prejudices, Cha with her portraits of "un-Hesiodic" women takes issue with Hesiod on the patriarchal, androcentric, and misogynist ideologies encoded in the Theogony.
As well, shifts in the Canadian literary scene affected how Montgomery was received and read: although she had been given exceptionally positive press during the first half of her career, the Toronto literary world became increasingly more androcentric after the Great War, due to the influence of several new critics such as William Arthur Deacon, who became enormously influential as literary editor of Saturday Night between 1922 and 1928 (Thomas and Lennox 28).
Third, campaigns against androcentric language are confined largely to consciousness-raising techniques.
From this, we see that gender-based analysis represents the "problem" as an androcentric bias in policy and decision-making, where policy has historically been assumed to be gender neutral.
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Dorothy Livesay is the only obvious exception to this androcentric historical approach.
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In her discussions of the various androcentric modes of the Compendium, Mrozik has paved the way for comparative work with parallel trends in traditions as varied as Christianity and Islam.
Therefore gender issues ought to be taken into account and the definition and construction of the virtual university should no longer be left to the existing male-dominated, androcentric academic and political decision-making processes or to "market forces".