Definition of androcentric in English:


Syllabification: an·dro·cen·tric
Pronunciation: /ˌandrōˈsentrik


  • Focused or centered on men: in the radical feminist view science is sexist and androcentric
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    • But most of the literature on globalization continues to be androcentric, ignoring the centrality of women to the economic restructuring of the years since the mid-1970s.
    • Rather than offering a comprehensive account of objectivity, some feminists have offered methodological guidelines for avoiding the sexist and androcentric errors and biases that feminists have identified in mainstream science.
    • Nonetheless, I am reminded of a remark that if science is androcentric, then this is the best endorsement for androcentrism that one can find.



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  • The religious difficulty of paternal imagery is not primarily due to its androcentrism or patriarchy.
  • So much of claimed rationality is in fact androcentrism masquerading as value-free objective analysis.
  • Feminists criticize the misogyny of philosophers and the overt and covert sexism, androcentrism, and related forms of male bias in philosophy.


early 20th century: from Greek anēr, andr- 'man' + -centric.

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