Politics of the Gift

Politics of the Gift
Author : Gerald Moore
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2011-04-24
ISBN 10 : 9780748688272
ISBN 13 : 0748688277
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics of the Gift Book Description:

Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows

The Gift Economy

The Gift Economy
Author : David Cheal
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 238
Release : 2015-07-03
ISBN 10 : 9781317401339
ISBN 13 : 1317401336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift Economy Book Description:

Until recently we have known more about gift giving practices in pre-industrial societies than about those of industrial western society. In this book, first published in 1988, David Cheal shows that the process of present giving and receiving is a vital element in contemporary social life, relevant to some of the most important theoretical traditions in sociology, particularly those of Durkheim and Weber, and to the social constructionism of Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann. This volume is the result of a major study of gift rituals carried out by David Cheal and his associates in which general themes are richly illustrated with details from individual case histories gathered during the research. It is highly significant that in western society women are more active gift givers than men and, while their voices explain how emotions and interests are interrelated within the gift economy, the author shows how that in turn is related to current theories about family, gender and religion.

The Gift of the Face

The Gift of the Face
Author : Shamoon Zamir
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2014-08-14
ISBN 10 : 9781469611761
ISBN 13 : 1469611767
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of the Face Book Description:

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian is the most ambitious photographic and ethnographic record of Native American cultures ever produced. Published between 1907 and 1930 as a series of twenty volumes and portfolios, the work contains more than two thousand photographs intended to document the traditional culture of every Native American tribe west of the Mississippi. Many critics have claimed that Curtis's images present Native peoples as a "vanishing race," hiding both their engagement with modernity and the history of colonial violence. But in this major reappraisal of Curtis's work, Shamoon Zamir argues instead that Curtis's photography engages meaningfully with the crisis of culture and selfhood brought on by the dramatic transformations of Native societies. This crisis is captured profoundly, and with remarkable empathy, in Curtis's images of the human face. Zamir also contends that we can fully understand this achievement only if we think of Curtis's Native subjects as coauthors of his project. This radical reassessment is presented as a series of close readings that explore the relationship of aesthetics and ethics in photography. Zamir's richly illustrated study resituates Curtis's work in Native American studies and in the histories of photography and visual anthropology.

The Gift of Suffering

The Gift of Suffering
Author : Clarence McCary
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages : 146
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN 10 : 9781642984408
ISBN 13 : 164298440X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Suffering Book Description:

It was a Mother Teresa quote, I recall, which I am paraphrasing: suffering in and of itself is nothing. However, she went on to say that when suffering was for the passion of Christ, suffering is indeed a gift. I invite the reader to journey with me as God takes me on a yearlong journey of personal spiritual refinement and insight in the Word of God according to 1 Peter 4:12–13 and 2 Corinthians 4: 17–18. As we travel this way of suffering, the reader will see how God is faithful to His Word and how God always provides community so that the believer never walks alone. Additionally, the reader will come to see God personally involves Himself and is sovereign in the affairs of men. The reader will gain a greater understanding of the difference between being healed and being delivered and how both concepts can and should be appropriated by the believer, thus concluding that suffering for the passion of Christ is truly a gift. It is by the grace of God and His promise that many will be blessed, accept their healing, and be delivered through this testimony as they experience their own gift of suffering.

The Gift of Administration

The Gift of Administration
Author : Donald Senior
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2015-12-28
ISBN 10 : 9780814647417
ISBN 13 : 0814647413
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Administration Book Description:

In his First Letter to the Corinthians Paul cites “administrators” as one of God’s gifts to the Christian community (1 Cor 12:28). But many who serve in administrative service today have difficulty seeing how their everyday work is an expression of discipleship. This book, written by an experienced administrator and noted biblical scholar, shows how the various functions of institutional administration are deeply rooted in the Scriptures and are a genuine expression of our call to discipleship. Leadership, mission statements and planning, finances and fund raising, personnel issues, communications, and public relations—all of these seemingly “secular” activities serve to build up the Body of Christ and deserve to be recognized as authentic Christian ministry. To see administrative service as a biblically rooted gift can help those involved in this way of life to find deeper and more satisfying spiritual meaning in what they do.

The Gift of Kabbalah

The Gift of Kabbalah
Author : Tamar Frankiel
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 9781580231411
ISBN 13 : 1580231411
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Kabbalah Book Description:

Traces the evolution of Kabbalah in Judaism and sets forth its most important gift: a way of revealing the connection that exists between our everyday life and the spiritual oneness of the universe.

The Bipolar Guide to the Gift

The Bipolar Guide to the Gift
Author : Arlen Rundvall
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2009-09-11
ISBN 10 : 9781426911064
ISBN 13 : 1426911068
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bipolar Guide to the Gift Book Description:

When you are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, you could use a coach and all the advantages that you can find. Bipolar is a serious illness that requires an integrated approach to solving the enigma. This is an informal guide that pulls no punches and talks about everything from sexual promiscuity to manic spending to delusions of grandeur. Over twenty years, I have learned to lessen its power over my existence. It can become less of an illness and, over time, more of an opportunity. We need to look at bipolar in new ways to get different results. Having a reassuring friend who’s been there makes the difference. I teach many basic, easy to learn approaches. A recent test reader, who was in the mire of illness, described the book as a bridge out: she returns to The Bipolar Guide to review the principles that helped her to live. I strive in this book to take alternative approaches to work through the negative illness traits to plug into the gift side. I have been through the highs and the lows of manic-depression and have embraced the advantages, and continue to live an enhanced life. I promote responsibility in this book—there are no excuses, just potential. You can harness bipolar to serve you: it is a tough break-in of the wild horse, but it is possible. We need to look at bipolar in new ways. People need friendly assurance and prodding to surmount the challenges of bipolar. This is a bold responsible approach to living successfully with Bipolar Disorder. Two decades of tough manic-depression lessons are passed to you. This informal guide will be your friend and coach to assist you in finding your own way: we need to learn new approaches to attain different results in our lives.

The Gift

The Gift
Author : Jennette Hagen
Publisher : Xulon Press
Total Pages : 136
Release : 2002-07-01
ISBN 10 : 9781591600961
ISBN 13 : 1591600960
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift Book Description:

Derrida and Religion

Derrida and Religion
Author : Yvonne Sherwood
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 440
Release : 2004-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9781135924294
ISBN 13 : 1135924295
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Derrida and Religion Book Description:

Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments represents the most comprehensive attempt to date to explore, adapt, and test Derrida's contributions and influence on the study of theology, biblical studies, and the philosophy of religion. With over twenty original essays from highly-respected scholars such as John Caputo, Daniel Boyarin, Edith Wyschogrod, Tim Beal, and Gil Anidjar, Derrida and Religion will quickly become the locus classicus for those interested in the increasingly vibrant work on religion and deconstruction and postmodernism.