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Author Sykes, Karen Margaret, 1960-

Title Arguing with anthropology : an introduction to critical theories of the gift / Karen Sykes.

Publication Info. London : Routledge, 2005.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 244 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-236) and index.
Contents A sceptical introduction to theories of gift exchange -- The awkward legacy of the noble savage -- Gathering thoughts in fieldwork -- Keeping relationships, meeting obligations -- Exchanging people, giving reasons -- Debt in postcolonial society -- Mistaking how and when to give -- Envisioning bourgeois subjects -- Giving beyond reason -- Virtually real exchange -- Interests in cultural property -- Giving anthropology a/way.
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Summary Arguing with Anthropology is a fresh and wholly original guide to key elements in anthropology, which teaches the ability to think, write and argue critically. Using the famous 'question of the gift' as a master-issue for discussion, and drawing on a rich variety of methods, aims, knowledge and understanding. The books' unique hypothetical approach takes gift-theory - the science of obligation and reciprocity - as the theme of a virtual enquiry which explores how the discipline has evolved historically, how it is applied in practice and how it can be argued with critically. By asking readers t.
Subject Mauss, Marcel, 1872-1950. Essai sur le don.
Essai sur le don (Mauss, Marcel) (OCoLC)fst01376993
Ceremonial exchange.
Anthropology -- Philosophy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Customs & Traditions.
Anthropology -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00810222
Ceremonial exchange. (OCoLC)fst00851404
Gifts. (OCoLC)fst00942628
Social sciences -- Customs & Traditions.
Social sciences -- Anthropology -- General.
Other Form: Print version: Sykes, Karen Margaret, 1960- Arguing with anthropology. London : Routledge, 2005 (DLC) 2004021092
ISBN 0203491149 (electronic bk.)
9780203491140 (electronic bk.)
0415254434 (Cloth)
9780415254434 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0415254442 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780415254441 (paperback; alk. paper)
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