Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Woman, voice, and civic society
by Yossiffon, Raquel, Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, 282; 10138206
Abstract (Summary)

The male Athenian aristocracy erected an exemplary polis. The city-state reflected aesthetic perfection, civility, grace, and philosophical clarity of mind. As the “school of Hellas,” in the words of Thucydides, Athens has proved to be fundamental for all Western cultures. It was also an originator of “civilized dominance,” which meant sequestering, and it was suppressing its “non-phallic” population. This study explores the institutionalized subordinating of women, the muting of their ability to be heard, in an attempt to unearth the deeply entrenched precedents of abuse from phallic dominance within society.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Downing, Christine
Commitee: Goldfarb, Barry E., Terzian, Elizabeth
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Mythological Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 78/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: History, Ethnic studies, Gender studies
Keywords: Civic society, Phallic dominance, School of hellas, Voice, Western culture
Publication Number: 10138206
ISBN: 9781339938172
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