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Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies / Edition 2
     

Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies / Edition 2

by Marcel Mauss
 

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ISBN-10: 0415267498

ISBN-13: 9780415267496

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

In this, his most famous work, Marcel Mauss presented to the world a book which revolutionized our understanding of some of the basic structures of society. By identifying the complex web of exchange and obligation involved in the act of giving, Mauss called into question many of our social conventions and economic systems. In a world rife with runaway consumption,

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In this, his most famous work, Marcel Mauss presented to the world a book which revolutionized our understanding of some of the basic structures of society. By identifying the complex web of exchange and obligation involved in the act of giving, Mauss called into question many of our social conventions and economic systems. In a world rife with runaway consumption, The Gift continues to excite and challenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415267496
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial notevi
Forewordvii
Introduction1
1The Exchange of Gifts and the Obligation to Reciprocate (Polynesia)8
2The Extension of this System: Liberality, honour, money19
3Survivals of These Principles in Ancient systems of Law and Ancient Economies47
4Conclusion65
Notes84
Introduction84
Chapter 187
Chapter 297
Chapter 3137
Chapter 4154
Name index158
Subject index161

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