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📒The Gift ✍ Lewis Hyde
✏The Gift Book Summary : “A manifesto of sorts for anyone who makes art [and] cares for it.” —Zadie Smith “The best book I know of for talented but unacknowledged creators. . . . A masterpiece.” —Margaret Atwood “No one who is invested in any kind of art . . . can read The Gift and remain unchanged.” —David Foster Wallace By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. This book is even more necessary today than when it first appeared. An illuminating and transformative book, and completely original in its view of the world, The Gift is cherished by artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. It is in itself a gift to all who discover the classic wisdom found in its pages.
📒The Logic Of The Gift ✍ Alan D. Schrift
✏The Logic of the Gift Book Summary : First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
📒The Question Of The Gift ✍ Mark Osteen
✏The Question of the Gift Book Summary : The Question of the Gift is the first collection of new interdisciplinary essays on the gift. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields, including anthropology, literary criticism, economics, philosophy and classics, it provides new paradigms and poses new questions concerning the theory and practice of gift exchange. In addressing these questions, contributors not only challenge the conventions of their fields, but also combine ideas and methods from both the social sciences and humanities to forge innovative ways of confronting this universal phenomenon.
📒Negotiating The Gift ✍ Gadi Algazi
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📒The Gift Of The Magi ✍ O. Henry
✏The Gift of the Magi Book Summary : Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf" and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note.
📒The Gift ✍ Lila Ellexson Senter
✏The Gift Book Summary : In The Gift, Lila Ellexson Senter reflects on Christmases past and takes us along for the journey. Throughout time, she and her friends and family have discovered the joy of "word gifts"--collections of quotations, original poetry, and stories that have amplified the meaning of Christmas for both the gift giver and the recipient. This book represents some of the most meaningful word gifts they have exchanged over the years. The words, so carefully chosen, reflect a strong faith, and the beautiful artwork that accompanies each word gift amplifies the message.
📒Social Solidarity And The Gift ✍ Aafke E. Komter
✏Social Solidarity and the Gift Book Summary : This book brings together two traditions of thinking about social ties: sociological theory on sol idarity and anthropological theory on gift exchange. The purpose of the book is to explore how both theoretical traditions may complete and enrich each other, and how they may illuminate transformations in solidarity. The main argument, supported by empirical illustrations, is that a theory of solidarity should incorporate some of the core insights from anthropological gift theory. The book presents a theoretical model covering both positive and negative--selective and excluding--aspects and consequences of solidarity.
📒The World Of The Gift ✍ Jacques Godbout
✏The World of the Gift Book Summary : The anthropologist Marcel Mauss, in his famous exploration of the gift in "primitive" and archaic societies, showed that the essential aspect of the exchange of presents involved the establishment of a social tie that bound the parties together above and beyond any material value of the objects exchanged. He argued that these intangible mutual "debts" constituted the social fabric. Godbout and Caillé show that, contrary to the modern assumption that societies function on the basis of market exchange and the pursuit of self-interest, the gift still constitutes the foundation of our social fabric. The authors describe the gift not as an object but as a social connection, perhaps the most important social connection because it creates a sense of obligation to respond in kind. They examine the gift in a broad range of cases such as blood and organ donation; volunteer work; the bonds between friends, couples, and family; Santa Claus; the interaction between performers and their audience; and the relation of the artist to society. Written in an engaging manner, The World of the Gift will appeal to anyone who is interested in how the world really operates.
📒The Gift Of Pain ✍ Philip Yancey
✏The Gift of Pain Book Summary : The author recounts his fifty-five year career as a doctor and his work with leprosy patients and looks at what pain is and why we need it.
📒The Gift ✍ Edward Scott
✏The Gift Book Summary : Edward Scott writes one more for poetry. His new book, The Gift, a third book published by Authorhouse, includes 51 poems as his first two books (The Midnight Window and Destitution At The Edge). The Gift simply put is a collection of poems that centers on attitude. All his works thus far have the knack to sweeten bitterness like humor. This book extracts fragments from his life, for the most part. He will release his fourth book (Static January 2012) with another 51.