In the androcentric
imagination of ancient Greek medicine, the womb was viewed as a wandering animal.
Feminists have long railed against the androcentric
nature of culture, history and indeed safety standards.
1) Derrida elaborated on this in his revision of the brotherhood-centered and androcentric
politics--his terms--that incorporate the figure of the (male) friend ( 1998, 12), stating that in Western culture the grammar of friendship excludes women (74).
Apart from going along with an orientalist image of his own faith, he was androcentric
in his laws on women and Islam.
Shahani interrogates indigenous radical feminist critiques that cast queer politics as "western" without duly analyzing their own convenient effacements of hetero-patriarchal and androcentric
gender and sexual ideologies.
Like many women in the Bible, Herodias and Salome have fallen prey to androcentric
symbolism of the heretical woman, a literary topos to justify male superiority.
While I could confidently counter that my research was not androcentric
or heterosexist I could not escape my standpoint as a European woman doing research in the Caribbean.
Together these artists will present the performance Sisyphos Has Been a Woman, which deals with our androcentric
society and the role of women, which resembles the mythical Sisyphus, posing key questions.
Likewise, Linda Nochlin, Griselda Pollock, and Lisa Tickner, among others, have challenged the androcentric
conceptualization of modernism.
Throughout the text, Christensen exposes root causes of Rastafarian culture's androcentric
However, given that the prevailing discourse of the world, for the most part, still stems from androcentric
assumptions, the study of global issues from the perspective of gender continues to uncover feminist insights that are both valid and enlightening.
Chapter Two focuses on the rise of the female crime novel and the ways in which Denise Mina, Louise Welsh and Val McDermid have turned to popular fiction to craft a 'space of transgression' in which the androcentric
nature of both genre and the modern Scottish polity might be theorised and thought through.