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gynocentrism

Definition of Gynocentrism

(noun) The tendency to place the female or feminine viewpoint and experience at the center of a society or culture.

Example of Gynocentrism

Gynocentrism Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌɡaɪnoʊˈsɛnˌtrɪz(ə)m/
    • British English
      • /ˌɡʌɪnə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (gy·no·cen·trism)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: gynocentrisms
  • Gynocentrism is contrasted to androcentrism.
  • An (noun) gynocentrist is (adjective) gynocentric and views the world (adverb) gynocentrically.

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Works Consulted

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Wiley. (N.d.) Wiley Online Library. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/).

Cite the Definition of Gynocentrism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “gynocentrism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/gynocentrism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

gynocentrism. (2016). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/gynocentrism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “gynocentrism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/gynocentrism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“gynocentrism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2016. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/gynocentrism/>.