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Author Sykes, Karen Margaret, 1960-

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

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  301.01 Sy44a 2004    ---  Available
Description x, 244 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 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.
Subject Ceremonial exchange.
Anthropology -- Philosophy.
ISBN 0415254442 (pbk : alk. paper)
0415254434 (hbk : alk. paper)
0203491149 (e-book)
Standard No. NLGGC 267341407

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