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Author: Marcel Mauss; Jonathan P Parry; Maurice Bloch; Jane I Guyer
Publisher: Chicago : HAU Books, 2015.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mauss, Marcel, 1872-1950.
Gift.
Chicago : HAU Books, 2015
(OCoLC)956762716
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Mauss; Jonathan P Parry; Maurice Bloch; Jane I Guyer
ISBN: 9781912808014 1912808013
OCLC Number: 1052566915
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; Foreword --
"Puzzles and Pathways" by Bill Maurer; Translator's Introduction --
"The Gift that Keeps on Giving" by Jane I. Guyer; Part I: In Memoriam; In Memoriam: The Unpublished Work of Durkheim and His Collaborators; Part II: Essay on The Gift: The Form and Sense of Exchange in Archaic Societies; Introduction --
Of the Gift and in Particular of the Obligation to Return Presents; Chapter One --
The Gifts Exchanged and the Obligation to Return Them (Polynesia); Chapter Two --
The Extent of This System: Liberality, Honor, Money Chapter Three --
Survivals of These Principles in Ancient Law and Ancient EconomiesChapter Four --
Conclusion; Part III: Selected Reviews; A Selection of Reviews by Marcel Mauss; I.) Full Translations; a. Brown, A. R., The methods of ethnology and social anthropology; b. Malinowski, B., The psychology of sex and the foundation of kinship in primitive societies; c. Frazer, J. G., The golden bough and Folklore in the Old Testament; d. Parsons, E. C., American Indian life; e. Radin, P., The Winnebago tribe; f. Boas, F., Ethnology of the Kwakiutl; g. Rattray, R. S., Ashanti H. Talbot, P. A., Life in Southern Nigeriai. Rivers, W. H., Medicine, magic and religion; II.) Excerpts; a. Frobenius, L., Dämonen des Sudan, Volksdichtungen aus Ober-Guinea, and Der Kopf als Schicksal; b. Horne, G. and Aiston, G., Savage life in Central Australia; c. Bennett, C. A., A philosophical study of mysticism; d. Shotwell, J. T., The religious revolution of today; e. Emmott, F. B., A short history of Quakerism; Index of Names
Responsibility: Marcel Mauss ; foreword by Jonathan Parry, Maurice Bloch ; translated by Jane I. Guyer.

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