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Could an archival 'deed of gift' be translated into social media collections?
web-archive  ethics  archives  principles  professional  gifts  social-media 
june 2016 by tsuomela
The Gift Relationship | The New Press
"Richard M. Titmuss’s The Gift Relationship has long been acknowledged as one of the classic texts on social policy. Honored by the New York Times as one of the ten most important books of the year when it first appeared in 1970, Titmuss’s The Gift Relationship is even more topical now in an age of AIDS and changing health care policy. A seemingly straightforward comparative study of blood donating in the United States and Britain, the book elegantly raises profound economic, political, and philosophical questions. Titmuss contrasts the British system of reliance on voluntary donors to the American one in which the blood supply is largely in the hands of for-profit enterprises and shows how a nonmarket system based on altruism is more effective than one that treats human blood as another commodity."
book  publisher  economics  gifts 
february 2016 by tsuomela
echovar » Blog Archive » A Permanent Sense of Asymmetry: Watching the Non-Human Enter
"As Morton points out, in the age of ecology there is no clean transaction you can walk away from. The fact that everything is connected isn’t something you can turn off when it’s inconvenient. There’s always something still owed, a remaining debt. Morton describes this as the viscous quality of the hyperobject, the more you know about it the more it sticks to you. And as Graeber shows, capital fails to capture the full extent of a transaction because it doesn’t fully represent the object. In the social context of the transaction, there’s always a remainder, the market never fully clears. At the level of capital and pricing, the numbers always add up, but the object of the transaction is broadcasting on multiple frequencies. And if you hold the concept of capital in abeyance for just a moment, you’ll find there were many more parties to the transaction than you had assumed, and if you listen closely, you can hear that the non-human has continued its relationship with you. "
ecology  economics  transaction  exchange  commons  debt  capital  relationship  gifts  meta-analysis  fundamental  objects  object-oriented-ontology  literature  poetry 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Moving from Understanding and Protest to Direct Action « how to save the world
"Over the last month I have been reading two (overly-long) books about new political and economic strategies, in parallel: Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics and Derrick Jensen et al’s Deep Green Resistance. This is a short review of these two books."
book  review  economics  environment  protests  activism  gifts  resistance 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Agalmics: The Marginalization of Scarcity
agalmics (uh-GAL-miks), n. [Gr. "agalma", "a pleasing gift"] The study and practice of the production and allocation of non-scarce goods.
economics  scarcity  gifts  creativity  online  culture  post-scarcity  internet  peer-production  co-creation 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Unemployed Philosophers Guild Online
Philosopher dolls, national embarassmints, etc.
november 2004 by tsuomela

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