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    The Gift of Mauss is about an economic system based on gifts and reciprocity that was common, under different forms, in many “archaic” societies. The author used various ethnographies to develop a new economic theory different from the barter theory and called gift economy. An important compound of this new theory is the reciprocity, but in order to understand what is it for Mauss, the gift economy need to be explained. First, this new kind of economy is based on the exchange of services. This exchange of services is controlled and regulated by a sets of rules and create a contract between the two actors of the exchange, which can be a clan or individuals. This contract between the to parties can destroy or creates social bounds or alliances…

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    A gift can have different and multiple meanings based on your relationships, the setting, and that person’s status. You can receive gifts a many different times in your life: birthdays, holidays, graduations, or any other major event in your life. The gifts can come from your family, friends, or acquaintances. The gift can signify the status of a person. A person to demonstrate their high social status might donate money to TCU to construct a building with their name on it. This would indicate…

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    1) The Austronesian languages are spoken throughout Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the islands of the Pacific Ocean. I believe the language started to spread in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and the Philippians and made its way to Madagascar. Because most of these countries are islands the language would have distributed by traveling, trading, and immigrating 2) Participant observation has both its pros and cons. One of the strengths of this approach is that the researcher who does the…

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    In the early centuries people were using the barter system to fulfill their needs. For example, they were exchanging tangible goods such as livestock and other things. Barter system was replaced by a different system, monetization system that could help people to use the money anywhere they traveled. Money gave people more freedom compare to the barter system, because it was not based on need. For example, in the barter system if you had sugar and wanted to buy livestock with it, only the person…

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    There is a mysterious voice saying “We didn 't use money. In ancient times we used to barter commodities directly.” This voice appears in every society with money, and as Graeber believes, is fantasy. In his book Debt: The first 5,000 Years, Graeber states “We did not begin with barter, discover money, and then eventually develop credit systems. It happened precisely the other way around” (21). Graeber writes his book to dispel the widespread notion of the “Myth of Barter” and provides his own…

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    My written response will be on the poem “Barter” by Sara Teasdale. This poem discusses the topic of life and the loveliness it has to offer. Teasdale uses imagery in a few lines to create a mental picture for the reader to better set the mood. The poet says “Blue waves whitened on a cliff”(3) and the reader immediately sees waves turning white once splashing against the rock - which primarily appeals to the sense of sound and secondarily to the sense of sight. The line “Soaring fire that sways…

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    “Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them” - David Hume. Sara Teasdale’s poem “Barter” certainly came from a magnificent mind. The theme of the poem is, life is a glorious thing that has many lovely aspects to enlighten it. Using literary elements help her poem change the way people think about life. The literary devices alliteration, rhyme scheme, and repetition can all be found in Sara’s poem. The literary device alliteration can be found in Teasdale’s poem. She uses…

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    Sonny tried to barter the price down. The little man did not budge. "Not my problem. You got my price. Take it or leave it." The glass slammed shut. Sonny punched the air as he turned to us. "Bastard got us by the short hairs. Where the hell do we find a brick at this hour?" "Finding it is easy." Kane, shook his head. "Paying and getting back here alive is the problem. North Brooklyn gang called the Sinners got all kinds of weed but they want dealer kind of money . . . if they’re willing to…

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    The ACA, APA, and NASW views on dual relationship and barter with a client are explained and how each of the codes knows how common it is for barter. Each of the codes all use the provisory "only if”, meaning its okay to barter with a client only if you attend to such issues as exploitation, commonality in the community and cultural sensitivity.” Also it explains boundary crossing and boundary violations and how they differ from each other. This part also states that how to differ a boundary…

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    acid, which is found in ergot fungus. It is one of the most powerful mood changing chemicals (Barter 42). LSD has a long history, and many names. An LSD high has many characteristics, and there are several physical and mental effects of using LSD. LSD is a hallucinogen, a drug that causes a person to hallucinate (“LSD”). It was first made by Albert Hofmann in 1938, a chemist working for Sandoz Pharmaceutical in Basel, Switzerland (Barter 39). It is made from lysergic acid, which is found in…

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