9780393320435

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393320435

  • ISBN10:

    039332043X

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 8/17/2000
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

Since its first publication in English in 1954, The Gift, Marcel Mauss's groundbreaking study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure, has been acclaimed as a classic among anthropology texts.

Author Biography

Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) was the nephew and most distinguished student of Emile Durkheim

Table of Contents

Editorial note vi
Foreword vii
Mary Douglas
Introduction 1(7)
The Exchange of Gifts and the Obligation to Reciprocate (Polynesia)
8(39)
The Extension of this System
Liberality, honour, money
19(28)
Survivals of These Principles in Ancient Systems of Law and Ancient Economies
47(18)
Conclusion
65(19)
Notes
84(74)
Introduction
84(3)
Chapter One
87(10)
Chapter Two
97(40)
Chapter Three
137(17)
Chapter Four
154(4)
Name index 158(3)
Subject index 161

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