Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

by Gerald Moore
     
 

Marcel Mauss's Essai sur le don (1923-4) has become one of the central non-philosophical references of contemporary French philosophy. Lacan, Deleuze and Derrida, to name only a few, return to the concept of the gift explicitly and repeatedly.Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing

Overview

Marcel Mauss's Essai sur le don (1923-4) has become one of the central non-philosophical references of contemporary French philosophy. Lacan, Deleuze and Derrida, to name only a few, return to the concept of the gift explicitly and repeatedly.Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows its central importance for a poststructuralist understanding of the relation between philosophy and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748642021
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Crosscurrents Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Gerald Moore is Lecturer in French at the Durham University

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