Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and The Blade, has a new book which attempts to bring Partnership society to the forefront of human culture
through new economic indicators. She is an outstanding scholar and visionary social theorist.
"Eisler proposes that we need new social categories that go beyond conventional ones such as religious vs. secular, right vs. left, capitalist vs.
communist, Eastern vs. Western, and industrial vs. pre- or post- industrial, which she notes do not describe the whole of a society's beliefs and
She has coined the term dominator culture to describe a system of top-down rankings ultimately backed up by fear or force. One of the core components
of this system of authoritarian rule in both the family and the state is the subordination of women — whether in Nazi Germany, Khomeini's Iran
today, or in earlier cultures where chronic violence and despotic rule were the norm. She analyzes the androcracy (governance of social organization
dominated by males) of Indo-European and other societies, versus what she proposes was a partnership model (as distinct from matriarchy) for the
social organization of Neolithic Europe and the later Minoan civilization that flourished in prehistoric Neolithic Crete."
The Chalice and the Blade is a profoundly mind altering piece of work and anyone interested in social justice, new theories of ancient history and
feminism should read it. It changed many opinions I had about our human history and provides a framework upon which we can rebuild ourselves as a
Now, in The Real Wealth of Nations, she proposes new categories of economic indicators. Instead of the traditional Gross Domestic Product, which
factors in military budgets, health care costs and other portions of the economy which are detrimental to human development and society, she takes
into account human happiness and well being.
Our economy run (ruins?) our lives. It is imperitive that we change the way we measure our economies and Eisler takes brave new steps in that
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