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The World we Have Lost: Microeconomic History

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter is the first of two that intends to show that it is possible to practice a different type of economic history from cliometrics, without lapsing into narrative history. It involves ... 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


Kula: the Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving

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/9780520076037.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes up the most historically celebrated ethnographic example of exchange: the kula, an inter-island network of partners living on other Massim Islands with whom Trobriand Islanders ... More


Relations which Separate

Marilyn Strathern

in The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the replication of relations through the kinds of mediated exchange familiar in the anthropological literature, and the replication of relations made visible through ... 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


Cashing In on Culture: The Meaning of Money in Tourist–Trobriand Transactions

Michelle MacCarthy

in Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Here, the role of money is examined in tourist-Trobriand transactions. This includes a close examination of what money comes to mean for each side, based on their own experiences with money and ... More


Introduction

Padoux André and Jeanty Roger-Orphé

in The Heart of the Yogini: The Yoginihrdaya, a Sanskrit Tantric Treatise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982325
eISBN:
9780199369966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982325.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introduction gives a brief outline of the historical and religious context of the Yoginīīhṛdaya, with a summary of its main doctrines and the content of its three chapters.


Caṇḍī

Saswati Sengupta

in Mutating Goddesses: Bengal's Laukika Hinduism and Gender Rights

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190124106
eISBN:
9780190993269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124106.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

The ubiquitous goddesses dotting Bengal are referred to by the epithet mā/mother and commonly trailed by the suffix Caṇḍī and usually calcified as the Brahmanical wife of Śiva. The Caṇḍī ... More


Community of Felt Emotions: Birth of an Imagined National ‘Self’

Mimasha Pandit

in Performing Nationhood: The Emotional Roots of Swadeshi Nationhood in Bengal, 1905-1912

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199480180
eISBN:
9780199099764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480180.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

The third chapter closely reviews how the sensation/passion/emotion invoked by the performances, when stringed together with a series of symbols and motifs that held great significance in the daily ... More


The Exponent—Hotṛ

McComas Taylor

in Seven Days of Nectar: Contemporary Oral Performance of the Bhagavatapurana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190611910
eISBN:
9780190611934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611910.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter opens a door into the world of the exponents by drawing a parallel between their role in the saptāha and the role of the hotṛ or “offerer” in Vedic ritual. What are exponents’ ... More


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