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Patriarchy
(869 words)

[German Version]

I. Philosophy of Religion

The concept of patriarchy, established by the feminist movement (Feminism and feminist theology) as a central interpretive category, has both an analytic and a programmatic dimension: to label something as patriarchal now always means to challenge it as needing to be overcome. In this contextuality of feminist criticism (Ideological criticism), patriarchy needs to be defined more precisely: it is the form of androcentrism that has had the greatest historical impact; at least…

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Brockmann, Doris and Pieper, Annemarie, “Patriarchy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024305>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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