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Is there another term for matriarchy?

Other expressions use by scholars (mainly 19th century) for matriarchal societies are:

  • traditional societies
  • primitives, primitive peoples
  • tribal peoples, tribes
  • aboriginals
  • savages
Terms introduced in the second half of the 20th century
  • indigenous peoples, natives
  • acephalous societies (ethnology: tribes without rulers)
  • regulated anarchy (Christian Sigrist)
  • consensus democracies (see article by Prof. Kwasi Wiredu)
  • egalitarian democracy of consensus (Thomas Wagner in Irokesen und Demokratie)
These terms are used throughout literature, when it comes to matriarchal social structures. Of course, not all current tribes for instance have all significant matriarchal characteristics.
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I like the best definition of matriarchy as "nonviolent society". Is that precisely enough?
It is precise - think about it. If there is no violence at all, no physical violence, no violence in language, no violence to children (includes the violent education to obedience), no emotional violence by keeping back attention or tenderness, no violence to animals, humans or nature, no violence to oneself, like eating like crazy, abuse of drugs, alcohol ... and and and, you name it. Then there is matriarchal health. Precisely.

 
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