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Myth, matriarchy and modernity

Peter Davies

Myth, matriarchy and modernity

Johann Jakob Bachofen in German culture, 1860-1945

by Peter Davies

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Published by De Gruyter in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bachofen, Johann Jakob, -- 1815-1887 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Bachofen, Johann Jakob, -- 1815-1887,
  • Matriarchy -- Mythology,
  • Matriarch -- Religious aspects,
  • Mythology, Germanic,
  • Ethnology -- Germany

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Peter Davies.
    SeriesInterdisciplinary German cultural studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN479.5 .D38 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24013695M
    ISBN 109783110227086
    LC Control Number2009053547

      Cynthia Eller The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory Beacon Press, Thousands of years ago, all over the world, women were in charge. Everyone lived peacefully and there was no more. Statues of fat goddesses prove this (and show they even had “progressive” notions of body image). Only when men took over did the world become. to researching her book. When God Was a Woman (). In this text Stone discusses the underlying male bias that exists in scholarship, the powerful influence of myth on society, the historical control of female sexuality, and the impact of the myth of Eve’s betrayal on the Western world today.

    In many cases, these myths depict women as mysterious, deceptive and instigators of sins. This article concentrates on whether these ideas about women portrayed in the prehistoric myths still exist in the modern world. In order to fulfill this objective, the article takes Joan Bamberger’s () discussions on the myths of matriarchy in. Her more recent book, The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Won't Give Women a Future () published by Beacon Press, seeks to eviscerate this same movement. The key arguments in this book are not original and were presented three decades ago in Michelle Rosaldo and Louise Lamphere's anthology Women, Culture, and Society.

      Eller ends her new book with a chapter in which she ponders why the myth of matriarchal prehistory sprung to life in the 19 th century and not before. Her answer is that the patriarchal social order of Western societies had been destabilized both intellectually (by liberal contract theory) and politically, and the myth of matriarchy emerged as.   This book seeks to debunk the myth of the matriarchal prehistory, the idea that, years ago, there was a Matriarchal, femal based society that was overthrown by patriarchy. Eller very carefully examines all evidence, from the conclusions drawn by femininist matriarchal researchers, to art historians and archaeologists.


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By tracing the influence of the works of the Swiss jurist and theorist of matriarchy, Johann Jakob Bachofen ( ), and the controversies about the reception and interpretation of his work, this study shows how debate about the matriarchal origins of culture was inextricably linked with anxieties about modernity Cited by: 6.

: Myth, Matriarchy and Modernity: Johann Jakob Bachofen in German Culture. (Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies) (): Davies, Peter: Books. Myth, Matriarchy and Modernity book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

This study explores the prevalence in German culture of myt Ratings: 0. The series publishes monographs and edited volumes that showcase significant scholarly work at the various intersections that currently motivate interdisciplinary inquiry in German cultural studies.

Topics span German-speaking lands and cultures from the Myth to the 21st century, with a special focus on demonstrating how various disciplines and new theoretical and methodological paradigms work.

Davies, Peter Myth, Matriarchy and Modernity Johann Jakob Bachofen in German Culture. –   Myth, Matriarchy and Modernity by Peter Davies,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

By moving beyond the discussion of canonical authors and taking seriously the scope of the discussion, it becomes clear that it is not possible to reduce Myth theories to any particular political ideology; instead, they function as a mythic counterdiscourse to a modernity.

A much-cited book written on this subject is Cynthia Eller's The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory (you can read the first chapter here).This book provides an argument against this primordial matriarchy myth, detailing the lack of evidence for it, whilst arguing that 'an invented past will not give women a future'.Author: Daniel Slack.

The myth of matriarchy Dr. matriarchy and modernity book Emmet Scott, whose works on the true origins of the Dark Ages and the long-obscured origins of the Islamic "faith" have had a profound impact on my understanding of the world, turned his critical eye toward the long-held feminist trope of matriarchal.

NPR says: (Sandberg’s) book — Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead— is something of a feminist call to arms.

In it, Sandberg, a year-old former Google executive with two Harvard degrees, is calling on other women, as she puts it, to “lean in” and embrace success. The myth of Matriarchy is that it is a social structure in. Myth, Matriarchy and Modernity: Johann Jakob Bachofen in German Culture.

by Peter Davies Overview - The series publishes monographs and edited volumes that showcase significant scholarly work at the various intersections that currently motivate interdisciplinary inquiry in. The Myth Of Matriarchy Hope over history for future egalitarian societies.

truly happened. While Eller and others critique matriarchy-myth for the usefulness in modern feminism, it is important to note, as Eller does, that myths such as these (that provide a model of egalitarian society) influence “tremendous psychological and spiritual.

Indeed, the myth of matriarchal prehistory is not a feminist creation, in spite of the aggressively feminist spin it has carried over the past twenty-five years.

Since the myth was revived from classical Greek sources in by Johann Jakob Bachofen, it has had—at best—a very mixed record where feminism is. This book surveys selected modern theories of myth from philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, and psychoanalysis to demonstrate a common commitment to a dualistic ontology and/or epistemology.

With help from the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Michael Polanyi, the author proposes a new theory of myth which goes beyond these dualisms. This study explores the prevalence in German culture of myths about ancient matriarchal societies, discussing their presence in left and right wing politics, feminist and antifeminist writing, sociology, psychoanalysis and literary production.

The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why An Invented Past Will Not Give Women a Future is a book by Cynthia Eller that seeks to deconstruct the theory of a prehistoric hypothesis, she says, developed in 19th century scholarship and was taken up by s second-wave feminism following Marijaa professor of religious studies at Claremont Graduate University, argues Publisher: Beacon Press.

Retired Dreams explores this tension. Dixon identifies the quest myth, highly displaced, as the underlying narrative model and the shaper of the narrator's thinking.

He devotes separate chapters to the function of time, to the rebirth motif, the role of matriarchy and patriarchy, the voyage motif and woman as anima, and symbols and primitivism. JOAN BAMBERGER The Myth of Matriarchy: Why Men Rule in Primitive Society There is little doubt that the public’s interest in primitive matriarchies has been revived.

Suddenly magazine articles and books appear attesting to a former Rule by Women, as well as to an archaic life-style presumed to differ radically from our own.

Because noFile Size: KB. Beginning with en's study Myth, Religion and Mother-Right () scholars began to talk of matriarchy, and of matriarchal societies, ruled by women. This continued into the late 20th century with the work of many female scholars such as Marija Gimbutas. By tracing the influence of the works of the Swiss jurist and theorist of matriarchy, Johann Jakob Bachofen (), and the controversies about the reception and interpretation of his work, this study shows how debate about the matriarchal origins of culture was inextricably linked with anxieties about modernity and gender identities at.

Myth, matriarchy and modernity: Johann Jakob Bachofen in German culture, [Peter Davies] -- "This study explores the prevalence in German culture of myths about ancient matriarchal societies, tracing their presence in left and right wing politics, feminist and antifeminist writing.According to the myth of matriarchal prehistory, men and women lived together peacefully before recorded history.

Society was centered around women, with their mysterious life-giving powers, and they were honored as incarnations and priestesses of the Great Goddess/5.Myth, Matriarchy and Modernity: Johann Jakob Bachofen in German Culture.

[Peter Davies] -- This study explores the prevalence in German culture of myths about ancient matriarchal societies, tracing their presence in left and right wing politics, feminist and antifeminist writing.