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The Maternal Roots of the Gift Economy Conference/Le radici materne dell’economia del dono

Presented by Center for the Study of the Gift Economy and International Feminists for a Gift Economy

Watch the conference videos now! Maternal Roots Conference videos

Watch an edited film of the conference with English subtitles. Click here – Maternal Roots of the Gift Economy


Dissertation by Alicia Litschi about the Indigenous Women’s Space Alma de Mujer – Con Alma: Dialogues in Decolonizing Counseling — Reciprocal Ethnographic Explorations in Indigenous Spaces for Community Healing


Introduction

Introduction to the Gift Economy

This web site is offered to try to give a new perspective, to shift the worldview based on the exchange economy towards one that will support social change in the direction of a gift economy.

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Theory

Theory

Two basic economic paradigms coexist in the world today. They are logically contradictory and conflictual but also complementary. They are connected with patriarchy, the construction of gender and the way we form our concepts. They permeate the culture.What we need to do is validate the one connected with satisfying needs and diminish the one based on the market, causing a basic shift in the values by which we direct our lives and policies.

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Blog

Blog

Trump’s victory, whether bonafide or not, has left us reeling. I consider it the victory of capitalist patriarchy and I want to say why. In my books I have repeatedly tried to analyze the abstract patterns that are oppressing us…

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Genevieve Vaughan’s new book

The Gift in the Heart of Language: The maternal source of meaning

is available now.

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Gift Economy TV

Talks on changing the world with the Gift Economy!
  • Yvette Abams (South Africa)

    The Social Structure of the Historical Khoekhoe as a Model for a Gift Economy

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  • Wahu Kaara: (Kenya)

    Feminist thinking in Context of African experience in the struggle for space, place and contribution to Human Prosperity

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  • Jeanettte Armstrong (Canada)

    Whole Family Systems in Living Community on the Land and Sustainable Living

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  • Elizabeth Sahtouris (USA)

    Crisis as Opportunity: The Biology of Globalization

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