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The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies

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Publisher Comments:

In this, his most famous work, Marcel Mauss presented to the world a book which revolutionized our understanding of some of the basic structures of society. By identifying the complex web of exchange and obligation involved in the act of giving, Mauss called into question many of our social conventions and economic systems. In a world rife with runaway consumption, The Gift continues to excite and challenge.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415267489
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Author:
Mauss, Marcel
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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"Synopsis" by , 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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