Androcentrism

Discipline: Sociology

Theory attributed by feminists to male scholarship.

Androcentrism, or male centeredness, is attributed to rather than claimed by theories and thinkers.

Androcentrism takes male values or practices as the norm, and then explains female values or practices as deviations from, or unsuccessful aspirations towards, male ways of doing things.

Also see: dominant ideology

Source:
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Man Made World or Our Androcentric Culture (London, 1911)

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