phallogocentrism

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From French phallogocentrisme (coined by Derrida), corresponding to phallo- +‎ logocentrism.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /fəˌlɒɡəˈsɛntɹɪzm̩/

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phallogocentrism (usually uncountable, plural phallogocentrisms)

  1. (poststructuralist theory) The privileging of masculinity in the use of speech, writing or modes of thought; phallocentrism expressed through language.
    • 1990, Judith Butler, 1990 Preface to Gender Trouble:
      The task of this enquiry is to center on – and decenter – such defining institutions: phallogocentrism and compulsory heterosexuality.

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