Category:Relational

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This category includes topics related to a P2P-oriented views of relations. Relationships, in the p2p tradition, are both inventive and exploratory.

See the Introduction to the P2P Foundation Wiki Material about Relational Topics by Michel Bauwens for a wide-ranging guide.

Key Quotes

"Cooperativity is fundamental ... There is no dictator in cell regulation, no first among equals, no master regulator, no top-down system of governance."
- Toby J. Gibson, molecular biologist [1]

"We are emerging from a long dominator era into one that demands mutuality. The dominator (hierarchical) mode appears strong, but in reality is too slow to respond to the crisis of the time. Mutualism, on the other hand, is liable to be too fragile in the face of dominator pressures: the only way to resist these, based on intricacy, "is for small circles to join hands in a collaborative network that is broader and tighter than anything domination can provide.(p 286)" The keys to doing this, which she works out through many practical examples, are "education, empowerment, infrastructure, support networks, liberation and love."
- Sally Goerner, from: After the Clockwork Universe: The Emerging Science and Culture of Integral Society

Key Concepts of This Category

Social and economic relations have been categorised in various ways.

Alan Page Fiske in his Relational Model Typology - Fiske states that "People use just four fundamental models for organizing most aspects of sociality most of the time in all cultures. These models are:

  • Communal Sharing
  • Authority Ranking
  • Equality Matching
  • Market Pricing"

Grid-Group Theory introduces four primary ways of organizing, perceiving, and justifying social relations (usually called ‘ways of life,’ or ‘social solidarities’): egalitarianism, hierarchy, individualism and fatalism.

Useful learning resources

Introductory

Deeper Study

These links and more in the Introduction to the P2P Foundation Wiki Material about Relational Topics by Michel Bauwens

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