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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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Regarding the first issue, defining gender simply as relational ignores the theoretical necessity to include particular beliefs about gender held by individuals, beliefs that underpin the relational aspects of gender as hierarchical and thereby dominative. In essence, "structural relations of power must be accompanied by a belief system that sees one group as superior to another" (Lusber & Robins, p.
Gramsci is, in effect, expanding the definition of the state; advocating the vision of an "integral" state, one that is, "no longer conceived as simply an administrative and coercive apparatus--it is also 'educative and formative'." (16) It is the complexity of the interrelationships between the state and civil society that demands our attention and rejects any picture of the "post-colonial state" that assumes a simple, dominative or instrumental model of state power.
Four "achieved" statuses--in which both exploration and commitment have been accomplished--are Conflictive, Dominative, Integrative, and Reactive.
As with feminism in general, care theory resists hierarchical dominative dualisms, which establish the powerful (humans, men, whites) over the subordinate (animals, women, people of color).
Dominative (old-fashioned) racism refers to overt expressions of racial animosity and a belief in White racial superiority (Allport, 1954).
To repose Boykin's question and answer it in light of postcolonial theory is to discover that we must somehow repossess it, somehow claim responsibility for its currents moving in our own insistence on the dominative centrality of resurrection in our life of faith and indeed our Christian heritage.
To dismiss this as 'dominative,' or whatever the fashionable term might be, logically entails that nobody can tell you what to do either.
Helms's Reintegration status is similar to the Dominative racial attitude type of Rowe et al.'s (1994) White Racial Consciousness (WRC) model.
Morris Janowitz argued 45 years ago that as the military services became more technical, organizational patterns would shift in the direction of more "manipulative" (or managerial) and less "dominative" (or authoritarian) relationships.
Apparently, the world today is caught between these "two extremist visions"--the one represented by the imperial and dominative politics of George Bush and the other by the fanatic ideology of the Al Qaeda group.
The American dominative medical system as a reflection of social relations in the larger society.