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The gift : the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies

Author: Marcel Mauss; Mary Douglas; W D Halls
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When first published, The Gift served as nothing less than an onslaught on contemporary political theory. This edition confirms the continuing relevance of Mauss's highly original perspective.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mauss, Marcel, 1872-1950.
Gift.
London : Routledge, 2002
(OCoLC)50945601
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Mauss; Mary Douglas; W D Halls
ISBN: 9780203407448 020340744X 9780203715680 0203715683 9781136896842 1136896848 9781136896910 1136896910 9781136896989 1136896988
OCLC Number: 50703881
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Essai sur le don first published 1950 by Presses Universitaires de France in Sociologie et Anthropologie. English edition first published 1954 by Cohen & West. This translation first published 1990 by Routledge."--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 199 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
1. The exchange of gifts and the obligation to reciprocate (Polynesia) --
2. The extension of this system : liberality, honour, money --
3. Survivals of these principles in ancient systems of law and ancient economies --
4. Conclusion.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Other Titles: Essai sur le don.
Responsibility: Marcel Mauss ; with a foreword by Mary Douglas ; [translation, W.D. Halls].

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'The Gift is quite undeniably the masterwork of Marcel Mauss, his most justly famous writing, and the work whose influence has been the deepest.' - Claude Levi-Strauss

 
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