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dominate

(dom′ĭnāt″) [L. dominari, to master, control]
1. In behavioral health, to control, govern, or wield authority over others.
2. In health care administration or public health, to provide an option superior to others.
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In this sense, we do not find it useful to assert that leadership will only align with a positive hegemony and dominance will only align with a dominative hegemonic masculinity.
Neither domination nor dominative violence, but justice, fairness, and compassion--indeed, love--altogether constitute "the only force that can break the spiral of [apocalyptic] violence" (Heyward, 2002, p.
Can the church present itself to young adults as the bearers of a less dominative relationship to themselves and others?
Delgado's greatest contribution is his resistance to portraying his colleagues in the mold of old-fashioned dominative racists.
The two major ruptures, East and West in the 11th century and the Reformation in the 16th, are fueled by the volatile mixture of dominative power and sexual control.
Tea Cake's jealousy and violence is the novel's most intense and disturbing representation of the pervasiveness of domination because he is so unlike Logan and Joe, yet sporadically performs the same dominative masculinity that they do.
Hence, Diodore, Chrysostom, and Theodoret tended to say that women were not created in God's image because they saw that Adam alone shared fully in "God's dominative power.
The implicit demand in this rejection of essentialist understandings of masculinity is, of course, that just as our culture has constructed dominative patterns for men, we individual men must assume responsibility for reflecting on and changing those negative "ways of being, thinking, and acting.
I read both with and against Chase-Riboud's romantic figurations of ambivalent scenes of sexual agency and her representations of Hemings's sexual desire to forefront how restrictive choice, coercive power, and threat of punishment frame idyllic notions of "romance," and how prescribed dominative economies wield and achieve power precisely by producing expressions in the captive subject that can be read paradoxically as "free" agency (romance) unmediated by force.
In reviewing my own decade-long experiences within Atlanta's gay male ghetto and in prophetically challenging those who, a quarter century post-Stonewall and nearly two decades into the HIV/AIDS pandemic, still advocate multiple, anonymous, and objectified genital experiences for gay men, I am deeply concerned that "without mutuality--the willingness to know and be known--human libidinal and erotic desires are infected with dominative elements [such as selfishness and self-centeredness] that thwart and destroy" (Boyd, 1995, p.
Art is here a glimmer of messianic light avoiding dominative reason and the conceptual truncation of reality.
We owe it to perhaps the finest of all Marxist aestheticians--Theodor Adorno--to be able to recognise the art-work's autonomy of traditional social functions as at once progressive and dominative, emancipatory and enslaving.