Psychological Anthropology

Psychological Anthropology - 'based on passion not thought...

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Psychological Anthropology Dangerousness of women is at the heart of misogyny(fear and hatred of women). Men are scared of women and they are equipped with ways to neutralize these dangers and sustaining ascendancy over women we are intrinsically more powerful then they are. Phai Tiow literal translation is to go around. Gallivanting around. Clifford Geertz. "The impact of the concept of culture on the concept of man." Buzz group on: Gilmore defines misogyny as 'unreasonable fear or hatred of women' (p. 9) that is 'institutionalised . .. part of a public value system', as opposed to 'disapproved' rape or domestic violence. Unlike patriarchalism, it is essentially psychological,
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Unformatted text preview: 'based on passion, not thought', and 'feeds off phobias, terrors, and fantasies, regardless of women's position in the social structure . .. it has no formal political program or position . .. He looks at religion, literature, philosophy, politics and psychology. What men fear about women is multiple, but according to Gilmore what it boils down to is that men fear that women, circumventing man's domination through deceit and seduction, would make short shrift of civilization and reduce men to servitude, obliterating their chance at salvation; that is, left to their own devices, dangerous female creatures would change the nature of the world as we know it....
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