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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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Do scientists deny matriarchy?
Boris wrote: In Encyclopedia Britannica I found this statement:
"Like other elements of the evolutionist view of culture, the notion of matriarchy as a universal stage of development is now generally discredited, and the modern consensus is that a strictly matriarchal society has never existed." (source Britannica) How come?

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