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International Feminists for a Gift Economy is a group of feminist activists and academics from many countries, who meet irregularly and speak about the gift economy on panels at local and international gatherings. Read More>>
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.
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…
Many of them are without words though some are in Italian. This is part of an initiative called Gift Day which will be celebrated Oct. 4. (There is still nothing about women or mothers though.)
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