By Maurice Godelier
Beginning with an research of the seminal paintings of Marcel Mauss and Claude Lévi-Strass, and drawing on his personal fieldwork in Melanesia, Godelier argues that conventional theories are improper simply because they give thought to merely exchangeable presents. by means of explaining gift-giving by way of sacred gadgets and the authoritative conferral of strength linked to them, Godelier demanding situations either fresh and standard theories of gift-giving, provocatively clean a conventional debate.
Elegantly translated via Nora Scott, The Enigma of the Gift is immediately an enormous theoretical contribution and a necessary advisor to the background of the idea of the gift.
Read Online or Download The enigma of the gift PDF
Similar customs & traditions books
The office is a "blink" international. experiences express we shape evaluations of each other inside 7 seconds of assembly, and that ninety three% of the message humans obtain from us has not anything to do with what we really say. solid nonverbal communique abilities are for this reason a massive expert virtue. writer Carol Kinsey Goman combines the newest study and her 25 years of sensible event as a expert, trainer and therapist to supply a enjoyable and useful advisor to realizing what we and the folks we paintings with are asserting with no conversing.
Sooner than the Nineteen Forties, 90 according to cent of Mennonites in North the USA lived on farms. Fifty years later, lower than ten consistent with cent of Mennonites proceed to farm and greater than 1 / 4 of the inhabitants - the biggest demographic block - are pros. Mennonite kids are compelled to take care of a broader definition of neighborhood, as parochial schooling structures are restructured to compete in a brand new industry.
In Gesture and tool Yolanda Covington-Ward examines the standard embodied practices and performances of the BisiKongo humans of the decrease Congo to teach how their gestures, dances, and spirituality are severe in mobilizing social and political motion. Conceiving of the physique because the heart of study, a catalyst for social motion, and as a conduit for the social building of truth, Covington-Ward makes a speciality of particular flash issues within the final 90 years of Congo's stricken heritage, while embodied functionality used to be used to stake political claims, foster dissent, and implement strength.
Excerpt from The Káfirs of the Hindu-KushW'ine-presses will stand idle. Austerity could be cultivated. The wild, frank gestures of the elders should be curbed to disciplined and decorous routine. Self-righteousness and non secular delight will supplant picturesque ceremonial and good-humoured tolerance. concerning the PublisherForgotten Books publishes thousands of infrequent and vintage books.
- Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption
- Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations, 2 volumes
- Professional Event Coordination
- African-American Holidays, Festivals And Celebrations: The History, Customs, and Symbols Associated With Both Traditional and Contemporary Religious and ... Events Observed by Americans of African Desc
- Sketches Of Imposture, Deception And Credulity
- Kinship in Neckarhausen, 1700-1870
Extra info for The enigma of the gift
Philip went on to conquer Greece and his son, Alexander the Great, the Persian Empire. Upon Alexander’s death, his generals divided his empire. Macedonia, including Thrace and Greece, became a territory embroiled in constant struggle, wars, and political disputes just as the region has been since the beginning of recorded history and remains to this day. Because of the aid that the Macedonian king Philip V gave to Hannibal of Carthage in his wars against Rome (third century BCE), the latter conquered the region (215–148 BCE), dividing it into a group of Roman provinces—Macedonia, Thracia, and Moesia.
He was therefore personally attuned to Greek culture and as ruler of Bulgaria continued his father’s accomplishments, establishing the country as a significant power in European politics. Indeed, it is entirely justified to call the state the First Bulgarian Empire. Simeon styled himself tsar or emperor. He moved the capital away from Pliska with its pagan influences to the garrison city of Preslav, which had a literary school well known for its Christian scholars. The Bulgarian tsar built the new capital into a magnificent city fit for an empire.
In the 1180s, a new series of tax riots broke out over levies imposed to finance the marriage of Isaac II of the new Byzantine Angelid dynasty to a Hungarian princess. Two noblemen, the brothers Ivan Asen and Todor, requested that Isaac appoint them autonomous governors of all the Bulgarian lands. The brothers’ origins and ethnicity are obscure. Bulgarians maintain that they were descendents of the tsars of the First Empire and therefore had the right to rule as tsars themselves. However, others have raised doubts, especially the Romanians, who claim they were Vlachs and hence related to them.