Phallogocentrism elides phallocentricity
, or what Carol Smart refers to as "the masculine heterosexual imperative," with logocentrism, the idea that linguistic signs are distinct from the reality that they purport to describe (Smart, 1989).
Nor of literary determinism in Western literature, predicated upon patriarchal hegemony, nor of such a word as phallocentricity
. The rest of them must have, the row of heads was nodding like clowns at the show.
In Paradise, the "man as city," Ruby, is ultimately shown to be violent, segregated, and purposefully ignorant of feminine historical narrative; the Convent, which like Paradise is a response to history's phallocentricity
, exists as a place where women can heal and learn to love themselves.
 Which is why what Morris seeks to 'learn' from Bruce Lee does not relate to the erotic and does not simply relate to issues of patriarchy, phallocentricity
, heteronormativity, masculinity, or suchlike.
Ironically, both feminism and queer, albeit from very different positions, may be said to constitute reinscriptions of phallocentricity
, and hence replicate that which they seek to displace.
As an analogy to this greater rupture, this splicing within patriarchal systems, I offer the example of Kristevan psychoanalytic methods which are a resistance to the phallocentricity
of the Freudian and Lacanian schools whilst conterminous with the discourse of psychoanalysis which can be named a patriarchal discourse.
of some of the tales might make readers hoping for more woman-centered pleasure impatient.
Far from enacting the "death" of the author and therefore the subject, as masculinist postmodernism has posited, feminist postmodernists cite an epistemological shift that has fractured authoritative centricity, and especially phallocentricity
; such a shift has indeed fractured that particular authorial subject, but this fracturing certainly does not mean all subjects must go down.
(141) For a useful discussion of the "phallocentricity
" of traditional equality discourse see C.
hooks is claiming that phallocentricity
is the byproduct of racism.
replicates this dynamic and attempts to compensate for externally imposed submission by socially internalizing an overvaluation of the dominant position.
If he privileges phallocentricity
, he ridicules the assumption and arrogance of male domination; if he privileges male homosocial at the expense of heterosocial bonding, and thus frequently seems to denigrate the feminine, he avoids the sorts of homophobia classically defined by Gregory Lehne as a "characteristic of individuals who are generally rigid and sexist"(8) or by Stephen Morin and Ellen Garfinkle as the sort of fear that heterosexual men may have of "their own sexual impulses toward men."(9) Despite Catherine Stimpson's early feminist confusion of homosexuality and sadism, a reading of V.