Partnership Studies Group
ALL-Associazione Laureati in Lingue is an active group of scholars at the University of Udine who are researching and advocating for partnership.
The ALL-Associazione Laureati in Lingue website has information and background on this Partnership Studies group:
"Inspired by the seminal anthropological and socio-cultural work of Riane Eisler (http://www.partnershipway.org/), Antonella Riem and a group of researchers founded the Partnership Studies Group in 1998. It is an active community of scholars based at the University of Udine, with a series of interconnected partners all over the world.
Eisler’s partnership (gylanic) model propounds a way of relating to others that is more equitable and caring and radically differs from a dominator (patriarchal) model in which rigid hierarchies, authoritarianism and violence tend to prevail. Moving from this partnership/dominator continuum, the Partnership Studies Group has developed important multi- and inter-disciplinary research, investigating the presence and meaning of partnership/dominator configurations within World Literatures in English, Language, Education and Arts."