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The context of gift law

Hyland Richard

in Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the history of gift law. It then discusses the notions of the gift followed by and explanation of different approaches to gift giving. It considers the ... More


 Domesticity and Difference/Women and Men: Religious Life in Medieval Tamilnadu

Leslie C. Orr

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores whether a domestic religious orientation, engaged with the personal and the particular, can be observed in the context of precolonial South India. It focuses on the period ... More


The legal concept of the gift

Hyland Richard

in Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the legal definition of a gift. It then discusses the four definitional elements of the gift for comparative purposes. These include gratuitousness, the ... More


Gift capacity

Hyland Richard

in Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses the capacity needed to give and receive gifts. It considers the restrictions imposed by legal systems on gift giving by minors, adult incompetents, those suffering civil death, ... More


Making the gift

Hyland Richard

in Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

> From the point of view of the private law, there is little conceptual unity to the practice of gift giving other than the sense of concern it may provoke. As a result, two thousand years of ... More


Revocation

Hyland Richard

in Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines the general and the special principles of irrevocability. The special principle invalidates gifts that the donor has the power to revoke. The general principle, namely that ... More


Purgatory in Bede and Boniface

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how purgatory was described and understood in the works of Bede and Boniface. Particular attention is given to Bede as the author of works in which purgatory was given ... More


The place of the gift

Hyland Richard

in Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

One of the most intriguing challenges in the private law is to find an appropriate systematic placement for the law of gifts. The unanimous view in the contemporary civil law is that the gift is a ... More


The gift promise

Hyland Richard

in Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Legal systems offer varying answers to the question of whether gift promises should be judicially enforced. The two principal legal families—the civil law and the common law—wrestle with different ... 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


Home for Christmas: Christmas Trees and Christmas Giving

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

With the birth of Sta. Claus in the American family tradition, Christmas turned into a home festival. This was a festival which was embraced and cultivated from the many old Christmas traditions ... More


Holidays and New Rituals of Innocence

Gary Cross

in The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156669
eISBN:
9780199868254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156669.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and birthdays are rituals invented by adults to evoke in their children the wonder of innocence. The images of the cute child were realized in these rituals, very often ... More


Gilding Christmas: Gifts, Charity, and Commerce

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women opens this chapter in emphasizing the spirit of gift giving that sprung in American society as part of the Christmas tradition. The wonderfully crafted text embodies ... More


From Patriae Amator to Amator Pauperum and Back Again: Social Imagination and Social Change in the West Between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Ca. 300–600

Peter Brown

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the ways in which classical, Christian, and Jewish practices of public-spirited gifts, justice, and civic charity converged in European cities between late antiquity and the ... More


Intergenerational Relationships among Stepfamilies in the UK

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines grandparenting as an integral part of intergenerational relationships in stepfamilies. It argues that rather than creating a new order of relationships between generations, ... More


Gratitude and Gift Exchange

Aafke Elisabeth Komter

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the imperative nature of gratitude. It provides evidence for the “gratitude imperative” in cross-cultural studies of gift giving and receiving and describes the ways by which ... More


Virginity and the Gift

JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE

in Saints' Lives and Women's Literary Culture, 1150-1300: Virginity and its Authorizations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112792
eISBN:
9780191707599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112792.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter considers post-Conquest virgin saints and foundresses within textual and social paradigms of gift-giving. It proposes that nuptiality is a surface trope of virgin sanctity, the ... More


The Language of Manhood II: ‘Humanitas’, Decorum, and Largesse

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter continues the investigation into the language of manhood by examining one area in which the associations of ‘manhood’ and ‘manly’ activity with personal honour overlap with a slightly ... More


The Philosophers' Gift: Reexamining Reciprocity

Marcel Hénaff

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286478
eISBN:
9780823288922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286478.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

When it comes to giving, philosophers love to be the most generous. For them, every form of reciprocity is tainted by commercial exchange. In recent decades, such thinkers as Derrida, Levinas, Henry, ... More


Elite Consumption

Claire Holleran

in Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199698219
eISBN:
9780191741326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698219.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

As the political centre of a vast Mediterranean-wide empire, Rome was home to a significant concentration of elite consumers, all of whom possessed incredible wealth. Since much of this wealth was ... More


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