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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA02H3
Professor
Bianca Dahl
Semester
Fall

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ANTA02B DahlFinal exam date Dec 12Time 710pmAC223Anthropology of the giftBackground Reflection of giving or not giving thingsdates back to Marcel Mausss Essai sur le donMaussBelieved in structuralism elemental relatedness law and negotiation links with politicsoOne part of society changes all parts of society would be affectedoMetaphor BodyoKey point everything is functionally relatedNephew of Emile DurkheimEssay on The GiftoExchange of gifts builds relationships with one another and with the groupoFocus on valuesoWay people give things awayfree out of generosity no expectation of return counters the idea of having rules governing gift givingoTHERES NO SUCH THING AS SUCH A FREE GIFT oEmphasis on reciprocity relationships between time shows that one gift giving gives rise to counter gifts builds relationships between humansoFamous question WHAT POWER RESIDES IN THE OBJECT GIVEN THAT CAUSES ITS RECIPIENT TO PAY IT BACKoThis idealistic view of gift free is untrue and counter giving becomes a moral thing must be followed norm
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