Aristasia as a Lifestyle Descriptive Essay by Professor McNamara

Aristasia as a Lifestyle
This paper offers a cultural study of Aristasians and examines this all-female society.
# 120423 | 1,162 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US


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Description:

In this article, the writer first explains that Aristasia is not just a sub-culture that has a distinct set of behaviors and beliefs; it is a complex lifestyle with spoken rules and punishment, when those rules are broken. The writer notes that Aristasians are a largely imaginary all-female society existing primarily in England, but with adherents in the United States. The writer discusses that Aristasia is a group of feminine women who broke away from a culture that was, for them, on the verge of collapse. The writer shows how for these women it is a home, a nation, a world where they have no loyalties to anything outside it. The writer points out that this subculture represents femininity and light and the Golden Order, and on the spiritual level it often disturbs and gets criticized by feminists. The writer concludes that this group is completely devoted to what they believe in, and lives like it is all reality.

From the Paper:

"For almost as long as there has been a culture accepted by the masses, there has always been a resistance to that parent culture. A subculture is a set of people with a distinct set of behavior and beliefs that differentiate them from a larger culture of which they are inherently a part. However, Aristasia is not just a sub-culture that has a distinct set of behaviors and beliefs; it is a complex lifestyle with spoken rules and punishment - in the form of spanking - when those rules are broken. The Aristasians are a largely imaginary all-female society existing primarily in England, but with adherents in the United States. Considered to be ''the great feminine empire'', the Aristasians exist within society, but are quite separate and distinct from it.
"Disenchanted with society and with what they saw as the collapse of cultural values in the sixties, a group of women formed the concept of Aristasia in Oxford in the 1970's."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "A Traveller's Guide to Aristasia." Aristasia Friends. Online. 4 May 2006. <http://www.aristasia.co.uk/introductions.html>
  • "The Aristasian Sexes." Aristasia Friends. Online. 4 May 2006. <http://www.aristasia.co.uk/blondenette.html>
  • "The Feminine Universe." Aristasia Friends. Online. 4 May 2006. <http://www.aristasia.co.uk/universe.html>
  • "Aristasia." Wikipedia.com. Online. 8 May 2006.

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