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Gift
By Marcel Mauss

The Gift

The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies 2nd Revised edition

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Introduction by Professor Mary Douglas See other recent books by Professor Mary Douglas
Translated by W. D. Halls See other recent books by W. D. Halls
Format: Paperback

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Gift by Marcel Mauss

Book Description

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415267496
ISBN-10: 0415267498
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marcel Mauss

Marcel Mauss (1872 - 1950) As well as being a sociologist and anthropologist, Mauss was also a revolutionary socialist. Today his name is associated with the leading intellectual movement in France, MAUSS.

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