A Feminist Criticism of Exchange

“For-Giving, a Feminist Criticism of Exchange, is an analysis of the values of gift giving seen as an economic mode of distribution based in maternal practice, and opposed to the self-reflecting and ego-oriented values of exchange on which the market economy is based. The values of Patriarchy entwine with those of Capitalism to create an economic system of domination, while a maternal economy would provide for everyone and promote a community-oriented subjectivity which would also honor Mother Nature. This book gives an eco-feminist based perspective on the gift economy as a basis for social change.” (text reappropriated from other sources)

book available online for free: http://www.for-giving.com/

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