Andrea O'Reilly, the theorist who birthed " matricentric
feminism " as a field of study, argues that "for both the idea that gender is a social construct -- that women are not 'naturals' when it comes to mothering simply because of their biological sex -- and the idea that mothering matters".
Feminism demonstrates that, as O'Reilly states, "motherhood ...
In her recent autobiography, My Quests for Hope and Meaning, Rosemary reflects on her upbringing in "matricentric
enclaves." Born in 1936 in Minnesota, she was the youngest of three daughters of a Catholic mother and an Episcopalian father.
Eager to escape the family compound and its matricentric
activities, unemployed young men get together in a particular locale soon after waking up.
Barry Spector's first book goes a long way towards redressing that imbalance with a Jungian-based analysis of the perpetual American "myth of innocence." His starting point is Euripides' last play, The Bacchae, which concerns the fall of the House of Thebes, and whose king rejects the god of wine, Bacchus/Dionysus, because he represents blurred boundaries, ecstasy, and "matricentric
" celebrations of birth, growth, and death.
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.), The Papers of George Augustus Robinson, Volume 2, p.
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