The Gift : Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies

The Gift : Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies

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2011 Reprint of 1954 American Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This is perhaps the first systematic study of the custom, widespread in primitive societies from ancient Rome to present-day Melanesia, of exchanging gifts. The gift is conceived as a transaction forming part of all human, personal relationships between individuals and groups. These gift exchanges are at the same time moral, economic, juridical, aesthetic, religious, mythological and social phenomena. A classic work.


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Details

Author(s)
Marcel Mauss, Ian Cunnison, E E Evans-Pritchard
Format
Paperback | 146 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 9mm | 225g
Publication date
21 Apr 2011
Publisher
Martino Fine Books
Language
English
ISBN10
161427018X
ISBN13
9781614270188
Bestsellers rank
173,000