The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies

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Free Press, 1954 - Gifts - 130 pages

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Accessible classic offering a theory as to how gifts serve to create social cohesion. "We may then consider that the spirit of gift-exchange is characteristic of societies which have passed the phase ... Read full review

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Marcel Mauss’ “The Gift” (1925) is one of the most influential pieces of anthropology written in the twentieth century. It explores the economies of pre-capitalist cultures and peoples from several ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTORY
1
GENEROSITY
17
SURVIVALS IN EARLY LITERATURE
46
CONCLUSIONS
63
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE NOTES
82
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