Policy possibilities (86-87). Eislerco-authored a 1995 study showing thatwomen’s status correlates with generalquality of life (88-89). There is evidencethat a global shift is underway (90-91).
Ch. 5: Connecting the Dots.
The“dominator configuration” ischaracterized by punitiveness, violence,hierarchy, corruption, and sexism (93-101). The “partnership configuration” ismarked by rewards andpleasure, greaterequality, trust, and gender equality (102-05). Teduray of the Philippines (105-06).Minangkabau [of western Sumatra] (106-07). Nordic nations (107-11).Partnership social structures havehierarchies, but they are hierarchies of actualization oftenembodyingparticipatory mechanisms(112-14). But networks are notinherently partnership-oriented (114-16).
Ch. 6: The Economics of Domination.
“It’s not capitalism that’s the ogre; it’sthe underlying dominator beliefs,structures, and habits we’ve inherited”(117). History of dominator cultures(117-24). Their role in perpetuatinghunger and scarcity (124-34).Environmental effects (134-38).
Ch. 7: The Economics of Partnership.
The prospect of a different kind of societycomes from a “vision of progress” thatgrew up alongside the “industrialrevolution” (139-40). There was a“capitalist vision” (140-42) and a“socialist vision” (142-46). Neither isadequate today; we need a new“partneristeconomic theory” (146-53). Two dozen economists with a broaderview named: John Maynard Keynes, JohnKenneth Galbraith, Amartya Sen, HermanDaly, Paul Hawken, David Korten, PaulKrugman, Manfred Max-Neef, RobertReich, Hernando de Soto, Joseph Stiglitz,Barbara Brandt, Edgar Cahn, NancyFolbre, Janet Gornick, Mona Harrington,Heidi Hartmann, Hazel Henderson,Duncan Ironmonger, Julie Nelson, HilkkaPietila, and Marilyn Waring(153-54).Examples of work toward revisioningeconomics (154-60). The institution of the corporation must be changed socorporations are no longer “instrumentsof the domination system” (160-64).
Ch. 8: Technology, Work, and thePostindustrial Era.
A “postmoderntechnological convergence” of biotechnology, nanotechnology, andartificial intelligence is underway (166).We must ensure that new technologiescontribute to a more humane world (165-66). Robotics offers an opportunity toredefine work (166-69). There is a greatrisk that nanotechnology will be used todominate (169-73). Science has oftenincorporated dominator values (174-77). Three basic types of technology: 1) lifesupport; 2) actualization; 3) destruction(177-80). But the most critical problemsfacing humanity are not technological(180-85).
Ch. 9: Who We Are and Where WeAre.
Our capacity for partnership andcaring is ‘wired’ into us, is part of who weare, just as much as our capacity fordomination and cruelty (187-93). Manyproblems arise from the upbringingcharacteristic of dominator families (193-