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Related to phallocentrism: logocentrism


1. Relating to or reflecting a perspective that is predominantly or exclusively male.
2. Dominated or controlled by men: a phallocentric society.

phal′lo·cen′trism n.
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(ˌfæl oʊˈsɛn trɪz əm)
a belief centered on the superiority of the male sex.
phal`lo•cen′tric, adj.
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With the benefit of hindsight, it is not hard for us to see that Plato was a fateful turning point [phrase omitted] in the history of Western philosophy, a turning point that has led up to a cultural hegemony characterized by phallocentrism, logocentrism, the negation of elan vital's natural propensity to creatively differentiate itself in response to the call of motivating niches (i.e., micro-khoras) in the world, the repression of eros, teleological thinking, political conservatism, the repression of culturally negentropic impulses and initiatives as heresy, the regulation of life based on criteria rooted in the petrified narrow seriousness of authoritarianism, the obsession over lineage, and that which Nietzsche terms ressentiment and bad conscience, and so on.
While Bandel may be correct that phallocentrism and heteronormativity are subconsciously at work in the novels, her suggestion that Ayu's conscious intent to represent more open notions of sexual identity is therefore 'pretentious' seems off the mark given that in Indonesia's highly masculinist society the fact that Ayu's works represent women as having their own sexual desires and daring to talk about them openly is already an important expansion of representations of women's sexual identity.
Feminist psychoanalysts such as Karen Homey and Melanie Klein have also criticized the phallocentrism of the Freudian Oedipus complex.
To introduce Art Spiegelmann's Maus, we heard from a Holocaust scholar; to introduce Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, a woman whose family fled Iran after the 1979 revolution; to introduce Craig Thompson's Habibi, Camille Paglia speaking about phallocentrism and patriarchal violence.
In other words, we were told to bracket the question of sexism (and its kin terms such as phallocentrism), in order to engage with the text.
According to Amy Bingaman, Lise Sanders, and Rebecca Zorach, "the Website uses his story as a vehicle to explore the broader issues of gender identity and Internet phallocentrism; it interrogates discourses around the intersections of bodies and identities" (237).
On the other hand, phallocentrism continues to dominate his understanding of masculine sexual performance.
Phallocentrism stands for women's representation and functions as one of the social arrangements that produce gender identities.
(3.) This portmanteau term combines phallocentrism and logocentrism and was coined by Jacques Derrida in his critique of Jacques Lacan in "The Purveyor of Truth".
To clarify the phallocentrism, Burgess goes so far as to include a dedication in the novel to his penis: "With thanks to Mr.
Thus, one could argue that Lawrence's relapse into patriarchal phallocentrism is rooted in the revaluation of the Shekhinah goddess into traditional schemes in which female spirituality is relegated to the immanence of the body.