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Riane Eisler, President of the Center for Partnership Studies Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies. She's internationally known as a systems scientist, cultural historian, and a pioneering attorney working for women's and children's human rights.
Her groundbreaking books include The Chalice and the Blade, Tomorrow's Children, Real Wealtrh of Nations and she is co-author of her new book is Nurturing Our Humanity; How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future
Riane Eisler: Nurturing Our Humanity: Shifting from a Domination to Partnership Culture Riane Eisler, President of the Centrer for Partnership Studies Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies.
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What is the message of your classic best selling bookChalice and the blade
New Book, Nurturing our Humanity.
New analytical tool: Biocultural Partnership-Domination Lens.
Capacities for creativity, consciousness and caring go way back in evolutionary time
Domination systems produce high levels of stressfrom early family experiences to the artificial creation of economic scarcityinterferes with what makes people happiestsecurity, empathy, consciousness, creativity and love.
Domination- Partnership continuum
Top down domination, and bottom-uppartnership society.
Domination system core characteristics:
o Top-down authoritarian rule in family and society
o Subordination of women to men, valuing of masculine traits
o Institutionallized violence, from wife and child beating to warfare and terrorism, with fear and force used to maintain domination
o Belief that rankings of domination are divinely or naturally ordained
Partnership system characteristics
o Favor egalitarian and democratic organization in family and society
o Value men and women equally
o Promote nonviolence in social lieve and relationships
o Believe that mutual respect and accountability are part of human nature
One of the most effective mechanisms for suppressing empathy and submitting to domination is the confluence of caring with coercion and pain. .
Western science male, domination, without women and children
Evolutionary giftscapacity for empathy, creativity, caring, cooperation and conscious choice.
Our consciousness or lack thereof, is largely a function of our cultural contexts and particularly of cultural myths and theories about "human nature."
Widespread internalized sex roles and myths about femininity and masculinity were responsible for much that ails our lives and our world.
War is a rather recent social invention, arising under particular circumstances that correspond with the rise of domination systems.
Systems thinkingpeace systems, clusters of neighboring societies that do not make war with each other. How do people create peace systems? Global peace system?
Social categories of domination and partnership systems.
Cultural Transformation Theory?
Social Domination systems held together by fear and force--- P12
Supported by top down rankings
Hierarchies of domination by hierarchies of actualization
Fundamental change requires new narratives
Brotherhood of demonic constructs
The domination system has held humanity back"
We can transform domination systems into partnership systems
Conquest of nature
Progressive social movements have focused on economic and political aspects of domination, ignoring parent, child and gender relations
Sowhat should change.
Four Cornerstones: of Partnership P 293
Childhood, Gender, Economics, Narrative and Language
2-evoluton, ideology and human nature
3-love, the brain and becoming human, love deprivation, love and domination
4-The Biology of experience epigenetics, primates, flexibility
5-Benefits of partnership and the costs of Domination
6-Alternate social possibiliites
7-Original partnership societies
nomadic vs complex hunter gatherer , origins of domination, transition to domination, origins of war. Earliest evidence at Jebel Sahaba in Sudanese Nubia, from 11,600- 14,300 years ago. Clear indications of warfareabout 10,000 years ago. Caring, prosocial behavior , cooperation and flourishing
8- contracting or expanding consciousness: The Dominated brain, brain rigidity, subordinate stress, suppression of empathy, abused children and attraction to authoritarian, harsh leaders, narratives of domination hierarchies
9- touch, intimacy and sexuality in partnership and domination environments
10 love, violence and socialization in partnership and domination environments
11- the real culture wars: myths, legitimization of top down control
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