Riane Eisler, best known for her groundbreaking book, The Chalice and the Blade, has dedicated decades developing the interdisciplinary field of partnership studies, which recognizes that the underlying paradigm of partnership versus domination permeates societies worldwide. Eislersays we need to go beyond both capitalism and socialism and move toward a partnership system—one where relations are based on mutual respect, accountability, and caring. Her new book, co-authored with anthropologist Douglas P. Fry, Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future (Oxford University Press, 2019) explains why, and how. It reveals relationships between climate change denial and strong-man rule, fear-and-force based discipline of children and warfare, subordination of women and racism (and other forms of discrimination). And with the causes revealed in these relationships and others, more creative solutions are possible.
RIANE EISLER is a social systems scientist, cultural historian, and attorney whose research, writing, and speaking has transformed the lives of people worldwide. She is President of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS) and Editor-in-Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies. A refugee from Nazi Europe as a child, she has addressed the UN General Assembly, the US Department of State and Congressional Briefings, and authored over 500 articles published in outlets including The Christian Science Monitor, Human Rights Quarterly, and International Journal of Women's Studies. Her book The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future is an international bestseller.
Riane’s twitter handle is @RianeEisler