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anthroparchy (plural anthroparchies)
- A social system of attitudes, practices, and institutions through which the natural world is dominated to the benefit of humans.
2010, Rafael Domingo, chapter I, in The New Global Law, page 119:
- I think, rather, that the anthroparchy's fully legitimate origin allows us to grant it the force and power necessary to fulfill its important mission.
- 2010, Judith Burnett, Syd Jeffers, Graham Thomas (editors), New Social Connections: Sociology's Subjects and Objects, page 100,
- I suggest that five sub-systems, sets of institutions and processes network to form a social system of anthroparchy.
- 2014, Matthew Cole, Kate Stewart, Our Children and Other Animals: The Cultural Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood, page 27,
- Cudworth's own approach to intersecting oppression is the development of a theory of anthroparchy: 'a social system, a complex and relatively stable set of hierarchical relationships in which “nature” is dominated through formations of social organization which privilege the human' (2011: 67).