matricentric


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matricentric

tending to move toward or centering upon the mother.
See also: Mother
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.matricentric - centered upon the mothermatricentric - centered upon the mother    
matriarchal - characteristic of a matriarchy
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Matricentric Feminism demonstrates that, as O'Reilly states, "motherhood .
Eager to escape the family compound and its matricentric activities, unemployed young men get together in a particular locale soon after waking up.
In this matricentric country where the mother has been a key factor in the formation of many Venezuelan families, it is understandable how young people attribute positive adjectives to the extension of the mother figure: the grandmother.
Author of The Goddessess and Gods of Old Europe, she sees in the archaeological record a "matristic" society of farmers combining matrilineal, matrifocal, matricentric and egalitarian qualities, where the sexes were balanced and complementary; where there were no hierarchies.
writings of Bernard; the matricentric plot moves through Rhoda's
One possible interpretation is that Derrimut is asserting matricentric rights, as his mother, Dindu, was a member of the Wurundjeri-baluk, and was personally associated with Narrm, the site of Melbourne, see Robinson papers in Clark (ed.
It contrasted European American Christian civilization unfavorably with more matricentric indigenous cultures like that of the Haudenosaunee Iroquois of New York State.
Rather, she produced an intimate portrait of everyday life in a remote island in Southern Chile where, for centuries, the Chilota have maintained a functional matricentric society.