21st December 2010: Riane Eisler’s ‘Partnership Culture’ Meme

Author Riane Eisler is perhaps most well known for her ideas on the ‘partnership culture’: a cultural framework of an harmonious alternative future based on transforming our inter-relational dynamics toward more peaceful, sustainable futures. Eisler detailed these ideas in The Chalice and the Blade (1987), The Partnership Way (1991), and Sacred Pleasures (1995). Google’s Ngram Viewer suggests that Chalice established Eisler’s reputation and has overshadowed her subsequent books. This pattern illustrates the ‘blockbuster’ effect on an author.