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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Leland Donald

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This investigation of slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America contributes to our understanding of the aboriginal cultures of this area, and shows that Northwest Coast servitude, relatively ... More


Excess, Time, and the Pure Gift

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Georges Bataille's notion of the gift and Jacques Derrida's inquiry into the possibility of a pure gift are examined within the context of Marcel Mauss's classic theory of the gift. These three ... More


Value

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the capacity of paper money to realize different notions of value as a phenomenon of exchange. It first compares burning money with kula and potlatch and considers how paper ... More


Georges Bataille: The Potlatch with the Sun

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Georges Bataille's argument that humans can reciprocate the original gift of solar energy if they enter into a potlatch with the sun from which they can emerge only as losers. ... More


Jacques Derrida: The Lack of Time and its Specters

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Jacques Derrida's notion of time as a possible gift—an original gift, the event of the giving of time that cannot be registered or identified—as well as his description of the ... More


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