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The Term Matriarchy
Description of Matriarchy
Ecourse Matriarchy

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Peaceful Societies

You can call them "Segmentary Societies" like Emile Durkheim, "Regulated Anarchies" like Max Weber, "Peaceful Societies" like on the Website mentioned below or "Matriarchy", like German Scholars define it (not to confuse with Bachofen, goddess movement or FemDom). It all is the same kind of society with the same patterns.

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Ghost

The word ghost is a cognate of "guest," both words rooted in Germanic Geist, originally a spirit of a dead ancestor invited to tribal feasts on such occasions as Samhain (Halloween) and other solemn ceremonies.

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Indian Giver
Early settlers in America were puzzled by the Indians' insistence that all gifts be kept in circulation rather than become any one person's property.
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Is there another term for matriarchy?

Other expressions use by scholars (mainly 19th century) for matriarchal societies are:

  • traditional societies
  • primitives, primitive peoples
  • tribal peoples, tribes
  • aboriginals
  • savages
Terms introduced in the second half of the 20th century
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Matriarchy As a Sociocultural Form - An Old Debate in a New Light

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Rumah Adat Minangkabau Gathering House
In the following I argue for a reconfiguration of the term matriarchy not as a construct based on the gendered division of political power, but one based on gendered divisions in the sociocultural and cosmological orders.

Aware of the disdain that the term matriarchy evokes in the minds of many anthropologists, I suggest that matriarchy has never been theorized in and of itself.

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Do scientists deny matriarchy?
Boris wrote: In Encyclopedia Britannica I found this statement:
"Like other elements of the evolutionist view of culture, the notion of matriarchy as a universal stage of development is now generally discredited, and the modern consensus is that a strictly matriarchal society has never existed." (source Britannica) How come?

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Consensus - Balance - Peace

It seems that human beings are everywhere searching for the right balance between the cowboy and the sheriff, between chaos and tyranny, between the individual and society. Industrial societies give a monopoly of power to the state in exchange for a guaranty of peace. We take this social order for granted to the extent that we tend to assume that there is anarchy and perpetual warfare in tribal or stateless societies.

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