Sociology of Giving (BOK)

Helmuth Berking

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We all give and receive gifts. But few of us reflect on the risks and uncertainties inherent to this form. For example, to give means to acquire power, to effect a symbolic exchange, to initiate ties and alliances, to convey social messages to others and to classify our own status. Gift-giving is also a device to register honour and shame, to show solidarity, to equalize and to create intimacy. This fascinating volume looks at the ambivalence of gift-giving; contemporary gift-giving, its motives, occasions and its rules; examines 'sacrifice', 'food-sharing' and 'gift-giving' as those basic institutions upon which symbolic orders of 'traditional' society rely; and considers the historical invention of hospitality, paving the way to an analysis of the anthropology of giving. Berking explores the transition from traditional society to the market self-interest form, sketching a moral economy beyond the rationale of the market-place and a world caught in the grip of competitive possessive individualism.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1999 Forfatter Helmuth Berking
Forlag
Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN 9780761956495
Antall sider 180 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,1cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 310 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd