matriotism


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matriotism

devotion to one’s mother country.
See also: Nationalism
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(9.) Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, "Hallmarks of Humanism: Hygiene and Love of Homeland in Qajar Iran," American Historical Review 105:4 (October 2000): 1,171-1,203; Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, "From Patriotism to Matriotism: A Tropological Study of Iranian Nationalism, 1870-1909," International Journal of Middle East Studies 34:2 (May 2002): 217-238; Amir Arsalan Afkhami, "Iran in the Age of Epidemics: Nationalism and the Struggle for Public-Health, 1889-1926" (PhD diss.: Yale University, 2003), 252-406; Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, "Tajaddud-i ruzmarra va ampul-i tadayyun,'" Iran Namah 24:4 (Winter 2009): 421-458; Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Conceiving Citizens: Women and the Politics of Motherhood in Iran (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), 15-48, 73-119.
(37.) Afkhami, "Iran in the Age of Epidemics," 51; Afkhami, "Defending the Guarded Domain," 132; Tavakoli-Targhi, "From Patriotism to Matriotism," 224.
Under such circumstances, one key solution was for people to follow the "prescriptions" of "competent physicians," that is the recently elected deputies representing the country in the newly established national parliament, which was itself seen as the country's most important "political hospital." Tavakoli-Targhi, "From Patriotism to Matriotism," 224-228; Tavakoli-Targhi, "Tajaddud-i ruzmarra," 440-449; Kashani-Sabet, "Hallmarks of Humanism," 1,185-1,194.
Years ago I tried to start a linguistic campaign to adopt usage of "matriotism" and being "matriotic." Be a matriot: honor the Motherland.
In Sheehan's own word she practices matriotism, in stark contrast to Palin's patriotism (Sheehan, Peace Mom 2006).
Their analysis shed light on how Sheehan's symbolic use of "matriotism" provided her with a claim to authority and political authenticity (Edwards and Brozana 78).
Nonetheless, I've had far too many contacts with dubious women in power, both academic and other, to know that if it were matriotism, we'd have the same ugly state of affairs.
Matriotism, on the other hand, is yin to patriotism's yang.
Matriotism is about one sun by day and one moon by night -- a moon that waxes and wanes and marks months and menses whether you live in Moscow, Idaho, or Moscow, Texas.
Matriotism, by contrast, recognizes that while there may be six- or seven-score fatherlands, there is only one motherland.
When the chastened and soon-to-die hero again becomes the patriot he once was, the return represents the triumph of what we might call matriotism: both mothers have prevailed.