What is conviviality?

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“ I consider conviviality to be individual freedom realized in personal interdependence and, as such, an intrinsic ethical value. I believe that, in any society, as conviviality is reduced below a certain level, no amount of industrial productivity can effectively satisfy the needs it creates among society's members.” (Illich, 1973:11


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The concept has been picked up by an anti-utilitarian group of french social theorists M.A.U.S.S. and the theory of gift of the French anthropologist Alain Caillé wiki (2000) referring to Marcel Mauss (1966). It was recently developed further by the German sociologist Frank Adloff (2016) and popularized by the convivialist manifesto since 2014.

The German Commons-Institute (html ) has contributed an essay to the recent discussion of Conviviality from a Commoning Perspective: Commoning - Perspectives on Conviviality: html

# Which are the Core Dimensions of Conviviality?

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