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Review: The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic SocietiesUser Review - John David - Goodreads
Marcel Mauss' “The Gift” (1925) is one of the most influential pieces of anthropology written in the twentieth century. It explores the economies of pre-capitalist cultures and peoples from several ... Read full review
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Review: The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic SocietiesUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
A brilliant French sociologist and anthropologist, Marcel Mauss (1872?) used case studies of Melanesia, Polynesia, and northwestern North America to demonstrate that gift exchange is a total system at the center of society. Read full review
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