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Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies

Author: MAUSS MARCEL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 11/10/2001
ISBN: 9780415267496
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Quick overview 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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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.

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