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AN 110 Lecture 4: AN110 NOV4th
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Department
Anthropology
Course
AN110
Professor
Andre Czegledy
Semester
Fall

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AN110  NOV4th Wednesday,  November  4,  2015 12:55  PM The  ideal  gift  &  altruism -­ In  western  thought,  especiall  literature,  there  is  a  romanticized  idea  of  the  gift -­ In  these  terms,  the  gift  is  freely  givenn  and  freely  received Altruism -­ Altruism  refers  to  giving  without  the  expectation  of  receiving   -­ Such  expectation  can  be  social  and  or  individual Ø Social  expectation  (  collective  thought) Ø Individual  expectation  (personal  thinking) Identity -­ Because  altruism  us  thought  to  reveal  so  much  of  a  person's  identity  (  their   actions  being  stripped  of  social  bounds) -­ Gift-­‐ giving  become  symbolic  of  both  individuals  and  relationships.. Immaterial  value -­ Symbolic  exchange  emphasizes  how  the  material  value  with  a  transaction  may
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