Sources of P2P Theory
- 1 Classic Authors and Books
- 2 Contemporary Researchers
Classic Authors and Books
Alan Page Fiske: Structures of Social Life
The foundational manuscript on P2P theory, uses the relational model used by anthropologist Alan Page Fiske, to conclude that the peer to peer relational dynamic is a form on 'non-reciprocal' or generalized exchange. In Fiske's model, it is called Communal Shareholding.
The implication is that Peer Production does not function as a Gift Economy (which corresponds to Fiske's category called Equality Matching), as is often mistakenly claimed.
Basic article by Fiske at http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/faculty/fiske/relmodov.htm
See our wiki entry at: Relational Model Typology - Fiske
Kojin Karatani: The Structure of World History
Whereas Fiske establishes a relational grammar that one can in find throughout historical periods and in every cultural sphere, Karatani historicizes their role as dominant form for particular civilizational forms, as they succeed each other through cultural and societal evolution.
Karatani_Kojin, is a Japanese political theorist and philosopher who is one of the co-founders of the defunct Japanese New Associationist Movement and the author of a book on the Evolution of the Structure of World History Through Modes of Production and Modes of Exchange. The book establishes a history of modes of relationship and allocation of resources
Karl Polanyi: The Great Transformation
Elinor Ostrom: Governing the Commons
David Sloan Wilson: Multi-Level Selection Theory
- Kate Raworth
- Adam Arvidsson
- Enzio Manzini
- Christian Iaione
- Kevin Carson
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