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Patriarchy

  • By: Laurien Alexandre
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

The word patriarchy means, literally, “rule of the father.” In this narrowest definition, patriarchy means a social system controlled by men, in which lineage is traced through males (patrilineal descent), inheritance is passed from father ...

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