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The Gift, the Renouncer, and the Householder

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Weber defined the Buddhacentric view of the “received tradition” of Western studies of Buddhism when he wrote that “Buddhism is other-worldly asceticism.” This mistaken perception of the Buddhist ... More


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

Carl Olson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a compelling and provocative argument against the application of postmodern thought to religious studies, showing how such radically skeptical thinking undermines, subverts, and ... More


Nubian Land Sales as Ceremony

Giovanni R. Ruffini

in Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the social and ceremonial aspects of Nubian land sales. It explores the food and drink sometimes paid to witnesses of these land sales. It argues, building on the theories of ... More


A Spiritual Economy

Thomas R. Blanton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300220407
eISBN:
9780300225143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220407.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Utilizing theories of gift exchange from Seneca to Marcel Mauss and beyond, Thomas Blanton explains the operation of the gift economy at work in the letters of Paul of Tarsus. The book shows how Paul ... More


Patrons or Predators? Foreign Servicemen, Technology, and Art within Official Soviet Cultural Identity 1941–45

Timothy Johnston

in Being Soviet: Identity, Rumour, and Everyday Life under Stalin 1939–1953

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604036
eISBN:
9780191731600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604036.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

During the Great Patriotic War the officially sponsored identity of Soviet civilization shifted to embrace foreign films, jazz, and science. Lend Lease presented a challenge to the Soviet government: ... More


Derrida: The Gift, the Impossible, and the Exclusion of Reciprocity

Marcel Hénaff

in The Philosophers’ Gift: Reexamining Reciprocity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286478
eISBN:
9780823288922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286478.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Jacques Derrida's Given Time (1992), which presents an aporia of the gift that has made its mark and has occasioned many commentaries and a few refutations. The aporia of the ... More


Propositions I: The Ceremonial Gift—Alliance and Recognition

Marcel Hénaff

in The Philosophers' Gift: Reexamining Reciprocity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286478
eISBN:
9780823288922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286478.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the fundamental features of the ceremonial gift as well as its purpose. Marcel Mauss deserves credit for constituting the epistemological problem of the ritual gift based on the ... More


Reconfiguring Exchange Theory: The Maori Hau

Annette B. Weiner

in Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While Giving

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076037
eISBN:
9780520911802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076037.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes Marcel Mauss's The Gift and reanalyzes the most controversial theoretical text on “primitive” exchange and the Maori ethnography that provided Mauss with the answer to the problem ... More


Commodifying and Giving

Susan Leigh Foster

in Valuing Dance: Commodities and Gifts in Motion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933975
eISBN:
9780190934019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933975.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 2 examines how dance might be exchanged either as commodity or as gift within the contexts of dance instruction and dance performance. It compares the ways that dance’s resource-fullness ... More


Introduction: Spectres of Mauss

Gerald Moore

in Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642021
eISBN:
9780748671861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642021.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The publication of Marcel Mauss's The Gift (1923–4) coincided with what Alan D. Schrift has described as a ‘crisis’ in French philosophy. Increasing political discredit meant philosophy found its ... More


Ritual and Magic

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Highlighting exchanges in ritual theory between imperial theorist James Frazer and Henri-Alexandre Junod, missionary to the Thonga in South Africa, this chapter contrasts imperial and colonial ... More


Conclusion

Judith H. Newman

in Before the Bible: The Liturgical Body and the Formation of Scriptures in early Judaism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190212216
eISBN:
9780190212230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212216.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Although by no means offering a complete taxonomy of scripture formation, the book considers a wide range of literary genres and practices across the diverse population of Judeans throughout the ... 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


Profligacy, Parsimony, and the Ethics of Expenditure in the Philosophy of Levinas

Edith Wyschogrod

in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins by taking into account alternative views of the ethical subject in Levinas's thought by turning first to its emergence following the coming into being of ... More


Techniques to extend the body and its senses

Penny McCall Howard

in Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: Working the Ground' in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994143
eISBN:
9781526128478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Chapter Three begins by examining the importance of boats as technologies for living and working at sea - in contrast to a great deal of literature about the sea and fishing that focusses on ... More


Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Vincent Debaene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book takes as its object of analysis the relationship between literature and anthropology in France during the twentieth century, a moment that marked ethnography’s rise to prominence as a field ... More


Passivity, Agency, the Gift, and God

Joel Robbins

in Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198845041
eISBN:
9780191880407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845041.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

This chapter argues that theological claims about humanity can open up a new realm of thought for anthropology. This point is illustrated by considering Lutheran theological discussions of the role ... More


The Birth of a Discipline

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the birth of anthropology as an institutionalized academic discipline in early twentieth-century France. It looks at the founding of the Institut d’ethnologie and the Musée de ... More


Rhetoric, the Document, and Atmosphere

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

When they returned from the field, French anthropologists published both specialized and broadly scientific materials but also texts that were harder to classify, literary and narrative-based ... More


“A literature that is not meaningless like our own”

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses ethnographic citations of indigenous literature, an important device used in the more literary supplemental texts published by French anthropologists. Studying work by ... More


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