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Gift economics in the social era

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This presentation draws lessons from three common indigenous gift economies and relates them to online and offline sharing in the social era

This presentation draws lessons from three common indigenous gift economies and relates them to online and offline sharing in the social era

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    • 1. Gift economics in the social era Tim Rayner Philosophy for change @timrayner01
    • 2. Virtual potlatch
    • 3. The more you give, the richer you become
    • 4. Gift culture is becoming mainstream
    • 5. Gift shift
    • 6. Gift economics • Gift economy: a social system based in the exchange of gifts • Gifts are not necessarily free – there can be $$$ attached • The cornerstone of gift economics: exchanges don’t involve strict quid pro quo. The ‘return’ is in social capital: reputation, status, or tribal solidarity
    • 7. Gift economics • Gifts are not necessarily free • Gift exchanges involve no quid pro quo. The return is in social capital: social reputation, status, or tribal solidarity • This implies a different understanding of value and wealth
    • 8. Modes of giving 1. Reputation games Example: Potlatch (North America) • Status through giving – The more you give, the richer you become • Building tribes – Tribes based in shared values and interests – No contradiction between altruism and self-interest
    • 9. Modes of giving 2. Sharing circles Example: Kula ring (Trobriand Islands) • The spirit of the gift – Reputation requires circulation of gifts • Gift is ‘total prestation’ of tribe • Trust: the gift must ‘go about the corner’ before it returns
    • 10. Modes of giving 3. Tribaling Example: Moka exchange (PNG) • Reputation game – Gifters leverage tribal networks • Gift is ‘total prestation’ of tribe – Moka (honour) based in networks of gifters
    • 11. Modes of giving • Reputation games, sharing circles, and tribaling • Gift economics implies a different understanding of value (based in relationships) and wealth (based in social capital)

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