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Arguing with anthropology : an introduction to critical theories of the gift, Karen Sykes

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Arguing with anthropology : an introduction to critical theories of the gift
Title
Arguing with anthropology
Title remainder
an introduction to critical theories of the gift
Statement of responsibility
Karen Sykes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
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MT4IT
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1960-
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Sykes, Karen Margaret
Dewey number
394
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN449.8
LC item number
.S95 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mauss, Marcel
  • Ceremonial exchange
  • Gifts
  • Anthropology
Label
Arguing with anthropology : an introduction to critical theories of the gift, Karen Sykes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805848540
Lccn
2004021092
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780415254434
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn252718809
  • (OCoLC)252718809
Label
Arguing with anthropology : an introduction to critical theories of the gift, Karen Sykes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805848540
Lccn
2004021092
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780415254434
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn252718809
  • (OCoLC)252718809

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