The Question of the Gift

The Question of the Gift

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The Question of the Gift is the first collection of new interdisciplinary essays on the gift. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields, including anthropology, literary criticism, economics, philosophy and classics, it provides new paradigms and poses new questions concerning the theory and practice of gift exchange. In addressing these questions, contributors not only challenge the conventions of their fields, but also combine ideas and methods from both the social sciences and humanities to forge innovative ways of confronting this universal phenomenon.In turning to Conrada#39;s short story, a€œKarain: a memory, a€ I will concentrate on a crucial and particular moment of gift giving in the narrative, around which notions of community and memory revolve. An analysis of it will show, I hope, that cultural anbsp;...

Title:The Question of the Gift
Author:Mark Osteen
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13


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