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matricentric

tending to move toward or centering upon the mother.
See also: Mother
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Adj.1.matricentric - centered upon the mothermatricentric - centered upon the mother    
matriarchal - characteristic of a matriarchy
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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".
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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.
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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.