Returning the Gift

Returning the Gift
Author : Rebecca Colesworthy
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2018-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9780198778585
ISBN 13 : 0198778589
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Returning the Gift Book Description:

From debates about reparations to the rise of the welfare state, the decades following World War I saw a widespread turn across disciplines to questions about the nature and role of gifts: What is a gift? What do gifts mean and do? Which individuals and institutions have the authority to give? Marshalling wide-ranging interdisciplinary research, Returning the Gift argues that these questions centrally shaped literary modernism. The book begins by revisiting the locus classicus of twentieth-century gift theorythe French sociologist Marcel Mauss's 1925 essay, The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies. His title notwithstanding, the gift Mauss envisions is not primitive or pre-capitalist, but rather a distinctively modern phenomenon. Subsequent chapters offer sustained, nuanced readings of novels and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Gertrude Stein, and H.D. from the 1920s to 1940s, underscoring the ways their writing is illuminated by contemporaneous developments in the social sciences, economics, and politics, while also making a case for their unique contributions to broader debates about gifts. Not only do these writers insist that literature is a special kind of gift, but they also pose challenges to the gift's feminization in the work of both their Victorian forebears and contemporary male theorists. Each of these writers uses tropes and narratives of givingof hospitality, sympathy, reciprocity, charity, genius, and kinshipto imagine more egalitarian social possibilities under the conditions of the capitalist present. The language of the gift is not, as we might expect, a mark of hostility to the market so much as a means of giving form to the 'society' in market society-of representing everyday experiences of exchange that the myth of the free market works, even now, to render unthinkable.

The Gift

The Gift
Author : Zoe Maeve
Publisher :
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2021-05
ISBN 10 : 1772620556
ISBN 13 : 9781772620559
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift Book Description:

The Shining meets Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette in this gripping debut from an award-winning talent. The Gift opens on the snow-blanketed grounds of the Alexander Palace in Western Russia where a moth has come to attend the birth of the fourth Romanov princess, Anastasia. She and her siblings grow up in a gilded world, isolated from the society beyond the palace walls despite their dominion over it. After mysteriously receiving a camera on her fifteenth birthday, she begins to document her world, but the gift carries with it a weight she can't yet see. A creature moves on the edge of her vision and stalks her dreams. As the revolution unfolds, the confines of Anastasia's world keep closing in. Something is following her, and it might not be human.

The Gender of the Gift

The Gender of the Gift
Author : Marilyn Strathern
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 437
Release : 1988-09-15
ISBN 10 : 0520910710
ISBN 13 : 9780520910713
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gender of the Gift Book Description:

In the most original and ambitious synthesis yet undertaken in Melanesian scholarship, Marilyn Strathern argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist scholars alike. The book treats with equal seriousness—and with equal good humor—the insights of Western social science, feminist politics, and ethnographic reporting, in order to rethink the representation of Melanesian social and cultural life. This makes The Gender of the Gift one of the most sustained critiques of cross-cultural comparison that anthropology has seen, and one of its most spirited vindications.

The Gift of Tongues

The Gift of Tongues
Author : Jenner Charles
Publisher : BiblioBazaar, LLC
Total Pages : 20
Release : 2009-08
ISBN 10 : 1113407913
ISBN 13 : 9781113407917
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Tongues Book Description:

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Logic of the Gift

The Logic of the Gift
Author : Alan D. Schrift
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2014-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781134714773
ISBN 13 : 1134714777
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Logic of the Gift Book Description:

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.