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The Travels and Travails of Matriarchal Myth

Eller Cynthia

in Gentlemen and Amazons

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780520248595
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948556 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520248595.003.0001
The Travels and Travails of Matriarchal Myth

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This chapter takes a look at the matriarchal myth, which considers the possibility that male dominance can end, first examining Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code, a novel which imagines a sex-positive, harmonious ancient world that is balanced between the genders. It then examines the narrative of matriarchal human origins and ends with an analysis of the meaning of the term myth.

Keywords: matriarchal myth; male dominance; DaVinci Code; matriarchal human origins; myth

Chapter.  6816 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology

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