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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.
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.
Guest blog by Heide Goettner-Abendroth
Communal child raising is as old as humanity and not at all a new idea. The problems came with the nuclear family that started with the industrial revolution more than 200 years ago. Before that child raising in extended families…
Genevieve Vaughan’s new book
The Gift in the Heart of Language: The maternal source of meaning
is available now.
The Social Structure of the Historical Khoekhoe as a Model for a Gift EconomyWatch Video
Feminist thinking in Context of African experience in the struggle for space, place and contribution to Human ProsperityWatch Video
Whole Family Systems in Living Community on the Land and Sustainable LivingWatch Video
Crisis as Opportunity: The Biology of GlobalizationWatch Video