(Audio 1) Interview with Genevieve Vaughan by Janie Rezner

Janie Rezner and Genevieve Vaughan talking about restoring “mothering” to its rightful place in the constitution of the human.

Janie Rezner
Janie Rezner

“Genevieve Vaughan has been working on the theory of a maternal gift economy as an alternative to Patriarchal capitalism for many years. Two basic economic paradigms coexist in the world today. One visible, the other invisible: one highly valued, the other undervalued. One is connected with men; the other with women. What we need to do is validate the one connected with women, causing a basic shift in the values by which we direct our lives and policies.

The Gift Paradigm has the advantage of restoring mothering to its rightful place in the constitution of the human. What has been wrongly proposed in the construction of gender, with devastating effects, such as the promotion of the values of dominance, competition and hierarchy (which are non nurturing values) can be countered by re-introducing gift giving as a social value and interpretative key. Both male and female human beings are basically nurturers.”

Credits: Music We Are Walking in a Circle by Genevieve Vaughan from “Songs for the Tree of LIFE.”   done in 2009

Meet Mago Contributor, Janie Rezner. Also Meet Mago Contributor, Genevieve Vaughan.