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Sociology of giving

Author: Helmuth Berking
Publisher: London : Sage, 1999.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few of us consider the implicit meanings and messages that accompany the gifts that we give or receive; messages of power, ties and alliances, of rights and duties, as well as social messages conveying status." "Sociology of Giving decodes these and many other meanings by tracing present-day gift-giving to the origins of 'traditional' society. Beginning with contemporary history, Helmuth Berking explores  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Berking, Helmuth.
Sociology of giving.
London : Sage, 1999
(DLC) 99070887
(OCoLC)41256999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helmuth Berking
OCLC Number: 607308515
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 165 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. The phenomenology of gift-giving --
pt. 2. Towards an anthropology of giving --
pt. 3. Transitions --
pt. 4. Morality and society.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Other Titles: Schenken: Studien zur Anthropologie des Gebens.
Responsibility: Helmuth Berking ; translated by Patrick Camiller.

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An anthropological study of the gift, that relates giving to the institutions and social structures of modern life  Read more...

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