Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth
Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth
Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth

Books

1991 The Dancing Goddess The Dancing Goddess. Principles of a Matriarchal Aesthetic
Beacon Press, Boston USA

1995 The Goddess and Her Heros The Goddess and Her Heros.
Matriarchal Religion in Mythology, Fairy-Tales and Poetry
Anthony Publishing Company, Stow USA
Distribution in Europe: Edition AMALIA, Breitengasse 32,
2540 Grenchen b. Solothurn/Switzerland

2007 The Way to an Egalitarian Society. Principles and Practice of a Matriarchal Politics The Way to an Egalitarian Society. Principles and Practice
of a Matriarchal Politics

Broschure, Edition Hagia, Winzer / Germany

2009 Societies of Peace. Matriarchies Past, Present and Future

Societies of Peace. Matriarchies Past, Present and Future
Edited by Heide Goettner-Abendroth

Inanna Publications and Educations Inc., Toronto/Canada 2009
inanna@yorku.ca
 

This book includes the speeches from the First and Second World Congress on Matriarchal Studies 2003 and 2005. It is an outstanding representation of the intellectual sharing of matriarchal-indigenous and non-indigenous scholars from all over the world in their knowledge on matriarchal societies. There is a wealth of insightful work on past and present matriarchal societies, which makes this book a powerful life-affirming political one.


2012 Matriarchal Societies

Matriarchal Societies. Indigenous Cultures across the Globe.

Verlag Peter Lang, New York 2012
 

This book presents the results of Heide Goettner-Abendroth’s pioneering research in the field of modern matriarchal studies, based on a new definition of „matriarchy“  as true gender-egalitarian societies. Accordingly, matriarchal societies should not be regarded as mirror images of patriarchal ones, as they have never needed patriarchy’s hierarchical structures of domination. On the contrary, matriarchal patterns are socially egalitarian, economically balanced, and politically based on consensus decisions. They have been created by women and are founded on maternal values. This new perspective on matriarchal societies is developed step by step by the analysis of extant indigenous cultures in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.