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Dominator culture

Dominator culture is Terence McKenna's term for what he saw as a Western patriarchial culture that lacked social conscience or concern for the environment.

McKenna's detractors see the phrase as a shibboleth for wooly thinking associated with dark green political ideas.

See also: cultural imperialism

CORRECTION! "Dominator Culture" is a term coined by futurist and writer, Riane Eisler.

This term first appears in her book "The Chalice & the Blade," published in 1987 by Harper Collins San Francisco. This book outlines in detail her theory of hierarchical dominator cultures vs. egalitarian "Partnership" cultures. McKenna freely borrows from Eisler, and credits her in his notes and bibliographies of his books.

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