A Radically Different World View Is Possible

The Gift Economy Inside and Outside of Patriarchal Capitalism
November 12-14, 2004

Click below to listen to the speakers from the conference.

Speaker Speech
Luisah Teisch, USA Opening Remarks
Genevieve Vaughan, USA/Italy Opening Remarks
Kaarina Kailo, Ivory Coast/Italy/Australia Pandora Revisited: Ecospiritual and Activist Movements Reviving
the Gift Imaginary
Madu Auditore, Australia/Italy For the Children of the World
Susan Petrilli, Italy Lady Welby: Semiotics & Mother Sense (Significs)
Paolo Melchiori, Italy Epistemology & the Gift
Louise Benally, USA Big Mountain Black Mesa: The Beauty Way
Genevieve Vaughan, USA/Italy Heterosexual Economics: Gift-giving and Exchange
Yvette Abrahams, South Africa The Social Structure of the Historical Khoekhoe as a Model
for a Gift Economy
Mililani Trask, Hawaii Indigenous Women
and the Gift Economy
Heide Gottner Abendroth, Germany The Relationship Between Modern Matriarchal Studies and the Gift
Rauna Kuokkanen, Finland Enabling the Gift Logic of Indigenous Philosophies
Jeanette Armstrong, Canada Whole Family Systems in Living Communities on the Land and Sustainable Living
Claudia Von Werlof, Austria Capitalist Patriarchy and the Struggle for a Deep Alternative
Sylvia Shihadeh, Palestine/USA The Gift of the Peace Movement in the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict
Erella Shadmi, Israel Can I Forgive Men (or any other Hegemony?) Can I be Forgiven by Palestinians?
Peggy Antrobus, Barbados The Disaster The Gift and Caribbean Economics
Rabia Abdelkarim, Algeria/Senegal Solidarity Economics
Dottie Chamblin, USA Gift Giving and the Movement Against Domestic Violence
Ana Isla, Peru/Canada Sustainable Development and Poverty Creation
Elisabet Sahtouris, USA Crisis as Opportunity: The Biology of Globalization
Leslene della Madre. USA Approaching Death from the View of Gift-Giving
Corinne Kumar, India Towards a New Political Imaginary
Patricia Pearlman, USA The Goddess Temple of Sekhmet as a Gift Economy Project
Vicki Noble, USA She Gives the Gift of Her Body
Maria Jimenez, Mexico/USA Gift Giving Across Borders
Margaret Randall, USA Language and the Gift Economy
Mechthild Hart, Germany/USA The Bodiless Spirit of Patriarchal Capitalism, Real Bodies and
the Corporeal Feminist Resistance
Sizani Ngubane, South Africa Rural Women in South Africa Caring for Children with AIDS
Tracy Gary, USA Women’s Funding Partnerships
Marta Benavides, El Salvador Activism and the Gift Economy in El Salvador
Carol Brouillet, USA Facing the Shadow of 9-11
Andrea Alvarado, Costa Rica The Gift Giving Philosophy of Open Source Technology
Renea Roberts, USA Gifting It at Burning Man
Frieda Werden, USA/Canada The Gift of Community Radio
Linda Christiamsen-Ruffmann, Nova Scotia Women’s Giving: A New Frame for Feminist Policy Demands
Angela Miles, Canada Women’s Giving: A New Frame for Feminist Policy Demands
Brakin Firecracker, USA Activism: The Hopeful Gift of a Better World
Peggy gift to Gen Thank you to Gen
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