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Societies of Peace Matriarchies Past Present and Future

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ISBN-10: 0978223357

ISBN-13: 9780978223359

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mark Lewis

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Societies of Peace: Matriarchies Past Present and Future, edited by Heide Goettner-Abendroth, celebrates women's largely ignored and/or invisible contribution to culture by exploring matriarchal societies that have existed in the past and that continue to exist today in certain parts of the world. Matriarchal societies, primarily shaped by women, have a non violent social order in which all living creatures are respected without the exploitation of humans, animals or nature. They are well-balanced and peaceful societies in which domination is unknown and all beings are treated equally. This book presents these largely misunderstood societies, both past and present, to the wider public, as alternative social and cultural models that promote trust, mutuality, and abundance for all.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Inanna Publications & Education, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 449
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Theory and Politics of Matriarchal Societies
The Deep Structure of Matriarchal Society: Findings and Political Relevance of Modern Matriarchal Studies
The Utopia of a Motherless World - Patriarchy as "War-System"
Matriarchy and the Gift Economy
Present Matriarchal Societies - America and Oceania
North and Central America
"They Are the Soul of the Councils": The Iroquoian Model of Woman-Power
Matriarchal Principles for Economies and Societies of Today: What We Can Learn from Juchit�n
Matriarchal Values with the Sierra Juarez Zapotecs of Oaxaca
South America and Oceania
"Goldmother Bore Human Children into the World": The Culture of the Kuna
Women and Power: The Shipibo of the Upper Amazon
"Aia Na Ha'ina i Loko o Kakou": The Answers Lie Within Us
Restoring Liberative Elements of Samoan Cultural Gender Arrangements
Present Matriarchal Societies-Africa
West and South Africa
Female Leadership among the Asante
Akan Healing Heritage
The Practice Medicine in Matriarchal Societies
Beyond Patriarchy and Violence: The Khoisan and Partnership
North Africa
"We Are the Shelter and the Protection": The Representation of Gender Among the Tuaregs
A Tuareg Woman in Modern Times
The Central Position of Women Among the Berber People of Northern Africa: The Four Seasons Life Cycle of a Kabyle Woman
Present Matriarchal Societies-Asia
India and Sumatra
Khasi Matrilineal Society: Challenges in the Twenty-first Century
Nayars of Kerala and Matriliny Revisited
Matriarchal Values and World Peace: The Case of the Minangkabau
The Role of Minangkabau Women
China
The Kinship System of the Mosuo People of China
Mosuo Family Structures
Frameworks for Societies in Balance: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Gender Equality
Past-Theory of History
The Battle over Human Possibilities: Women, Men and Cultural Transformation
The Iconography and Social Structure of Old Europe: The Archaeo-mythological Research of Marija Gimbutas
Nefertiti- "A Beautiful Women Has Come": Matriarchal Power in the Spiral of History
Past Matriarchal Societies
Europe
Footsteps of the Goddess in Britain and Ireland
Landscapes of the Ancestress: Principles of Matriarchal Natural Philosophy and Landscape Mythology
The "Helka Festival": Traces of a Finno-Ugric Matriarchy and Worldview?
Dark Mother, Dark Others, and a New World: The Case of Sardinia
North Africa, Israel, Japan
How the Amazons Got Their Name
In Search of the Lybian Amazons: Preliminary Research in Tunisia
Matriarchal Structures in the Hebrew Bible
The Matristic Roots of Japan and the Emergence of the Japanese Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-o-mi-kami
Origin of Patriarchy
Saharasia: The Origins of Patriarchal Authoritarian Culture in Ancient Desertification
Notes on the Rise and Expansion of Patriarchy
Matriarchal Politics
Declaration on Matriarchal Politics