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This title names the conservatism that’s part of my worldview: it’s associated with a social dominance orientation in which a social hierarchy is maintained via discrimination-based legitimizing tools (paternalism, meritocracy, race-based, wealth-based, etc.) Believing it’s consistent with a natural order and fosters social stability, I accept the inequality inherent in such social ladder societyand its often centralized organizational /power structure based on adhering to rules, conforming in a cultural / moral sense and value property rights and the status quo.

More Information About This Worldview Theme--note this table is under construction, last update August 2022

a club WV Theme...

...individual <---> group

the theme is paired with:  #203B Egalitarian Progressive  to make Choice #27    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:        is this theme new to version 4?--YES

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Worldview Watch issue #70, posted 1/31/2022  Conservatives, Conscientiousness and Chaos

Worldview Watch issue #39, posted 7/20/2014 Catholic Women Priests: More Jesus, Less Hierarchy
Worldview Watch  issue #32, posted 6/16/2013 Authoritarianism vs. Democracy in Turkey

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

social hierarchy social dominance orientation  social status
chain of command   social dominance theory conservatism
Rigidity--Psychological Paternalistic Conservatism Traditionalist Conservatism
Patriarchy academic ranks in the United States Caste System in India

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#10   Secular Humanism     #30    Imagination, Creativity, Intellectual Freedom     #32A   Human Rights   #32B Culture of Tolerance
#35B Working for Change   #37B Global Citizen   #40  Environmental Economics      #49A  Social Welfare Statism  
#49B Idealistic Socialism #50B Left Anarchist   #51A Ethical Globalization #21A  Idealistic Populism 

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #203A: Hierarchical Rigidity

Varna (Hinduism)
Opinion: Why conservatives gave a big welcome to leader who suppressed Hungary's democracy by Julian Zelizer (from CNN, August 5 2022)
"Defending Hierarchy: the Conservative Impulse" by Matthew McManus (July 19, 2021 article posted on liberal currents website)
"Inequality in India -- Compounding" (the super-rich get richer; article from The Economist December 5 2020)
"Why Patriarchy Is Not About Men--The underlying principles of patriarchy are separation and control" (Aug 2017 post on Psychology Today blog)

“The age of patriarchy: how an unfashionable idea became a rallying cry for feminism today” by Charlotte Higgins  (article in The Guardian June 22 2018)

"Why are Conservatives always associated with hierarchy and inequality?"
"Hierarchy and Authority" by Tyler Chamberlain (chapter 4 sec 1.2 excerpt from book Political Ideologies and Worldviews
Islam and Patriarchy - and why it's important to understand (2015 article posted on global citizen)
 "How robust is Muslim support for patriarchal values?" by A.Alexander and C. Welzel (July 2011 International Review of Sociology 21(2):249-276)

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