Women and the Gift Economy: A Radically Different Worldview is Possible

Women and the Gift Economy: A Radically Different Worldview is Possible

by Genevieve Vaughan (Editor)
Women and the Gift Economy: A Radically Different Worldview is Possible

Women and the Gift Economy: A Radically Different Worldview is Possible

by Genevieve Vaughan (Editor)

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Overview

Women and the Gift Economy: A Radically Different Worldview is Possible is an attempt to respond to the need for deep and lasting social change in an epoch of dangerous crisis for all humans, cultures, and the planet. Featuring articles by well-known feminist activists and academics from around the world, this book points to ways to re-create the connections, which have been severed, between the gift economy, women, and the economies of Indigenous peoples, and to bring forward the gift paradigm as an approach to liberate us from the worldview of the market that is destroying life on the planet. Contributors to this volume argue that shifting to a gift paradigm can give us the radically different worldview which will make another, better, world possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926708461
Publisher: Inanna Publications
Publication date: 05/15/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Genevieve Vaughan is the author of For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange, and the originator of a perspective which advocates gift giving as an alternative economy and culture based on women. www.genevievevaughan.org

Genevieve Vaughan is the author of For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange, and the originator of a perspective which advocates gift giving as an alternative economy and culture based on women.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: A Radically Different Worldview is Possible
Genevieve Vaughan

I. The Gift Economy, Past and Present

Indigenous Knowledge and Gift Giving: Living in Community
Jeannette Armstrong

Pan Dora Revisited: From Patriarchal Woman-Blaming to a
Feminist Gift Imaginary
Kaarina Kailo

The Gift Logic of Indigenous Philosophies in the Academy
Rauna Kuokkanen

She Gives the Gift of Her Body
Vicki Noble

The Goddess Temple of Sekhmet: A Gift Economy Project
Patricia Pearlman

Matriarchal Society and the Gift Paradigm: Motherliness as an Ethical Principle
Heide Goettner-Abendroth

Significs and Semioethics: Places of the Gift in Communication Today
Susan Petrilli

The Biology of Business: Crisis as a Gifting Opportunity
Elisabet Sahtouris

II. Gifts Exploited by the Market

Capitalist Patriarchy and the Negation of Matriarchy: The Struggle for a “Deep” Alternative
Claudia von Werlhof

Big Mountain Black Mesa: The Beauty Way
Louise Benally

The Tragedy of the Enclosures: An Eco-Feminist Perspective on Selling Oxygen and Prostitution in Costa Rica
Ana Isla

Real Bodies, Place-Bound Work and Transnational Homemaking: A Feminist Project
Mechthild Hart

The Rural Women’s Movement in South Africa: Land Reform and HIV/AIDs
Sizani Ngubane

Endangered Species: The Language of Our Lives
Margaret Randall

Facing the Shadow of 9-11
Carol Brouillet

Heterosexism and the Norm of Normativity
Genevieve Vaughan

III: Gifts in the Shadow of Exchange

The Khoekhoe Free Economy: A Model for the Gift
Yvette Abrahams

Gift Giving Across Borders
Maria Jimenez

The Gift Economy in the Caribbean: The Gift and the Wind
Peggy Antrobus

The Children of the World: A Gift
Assetou Madeleine Auditore

Solidarity Economics: Women’s Banking Networks in Senegal
Rabia Adelkarim-Chikh

Women’s Funding Partnerships
Tracy Gary

Gift Giving and New Communication Technologies
Andrea Alvarado Vargas and María Suárez Toro

Trapped by Patriarchy: Can I Forgive Men?
Erella Shadmi

Women’s Community Gifting: A Feminist Key to an Alternative Paradigm
Linda Christiansen-Ruffman

IV. Gift Giving for Social Transformation

Indigenous Women and Traditional Knowledge: Reciprocity is the Way of Balance
Mililani Trask

Supryia and the Reviving of a Dream: Toward a New Political Imaginary
Corinne Kumar

Reflecting on Gifting and the Gift Economy in El Salvador
Marta Benavides

From Forced Gifts to Free Gifts
Paola Melchiori

The Gift of Community Radio
Frieda Werden

Gifting at the Burning Man Festival
Renea Roberts

Activism: A Creative Gift for a Better World
Brackin “Firecracker”

Women’s Giving: Feminist Transformation and Human Welfare
Angela Miles

Position Statement for a Peaceful World

Index

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