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    t some point during our lives we haven given a gift. Whenever it be a grand gesture, or merely something to say thank you. There is no denying the recipients enjoy great pleasure when receiving the gift. Gift giving is an important part of our lives, we have manifested holidays or specific days designed as excuses to fork out hard earn money for mostly inoperable items such as deep fryers or ties. Scholars believe that as an activity, gift-giving plays as highly important role in the economic surplus and the consumer goods industry of countries around the world and deserves to be understood (Cheal 1998). There have been countless studies into the workings of society that are related to the moral economy and the boundaries between economics…

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    One could argue that economic disinterest observed by Marcel Mauss in the Gift and Karl Polanyi in the Great Transformation can ultimately be aligned with Adam Smith’s claim, which is that individual desire to attain more material goods is the natural cause of exchanges between people. In this point of view, Polanyi could be criticized for associating economic self-interest exclusively with market transactions instead of considering the various ways economic self-interest could be displayed in…

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    blessing society implies that top government authorities are exceedingly rich. At the point when assembled to open conferences, for instance, they are required to contribute all the result of the financial force vested in them. There are no genuine advantages acknowledged for this on the grounds that the administration authorities just utilize the charges which have been paid by the general population to give the remarkable advantages. The blessing society must be delighted in by individuals who…

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    Gift Economy Theory

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    work on ‘gift economy’ that in certain societies, gift exchange is seen as a primary means for fostering social ties and obligation but it didn’t form the full fledge of commercial exchange. But when monetary involves, the gifts connotes power or authority. Due to pecuniary exchange economy, it has defines contemporary consumer society and that ‘gift economy’ has become an important basis of consumer culture which still remain as a subject to the logic of a gift. In Mauss attempt to go…

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    Relationships, social networking, social media, society, all terms that imply cooperation, and a willingness engage with other people. Several researchers across multiple disciplines have studied these interactions and proceedings. Some looking to gain insight into why social interactions take place, and why relationships exist. Others seeking to explain that only certain types of interactions have value and what those values are. However, no single discipline focuses solely on cooperation,…

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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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    Marcel Mauss (2002) in his seminal work The Gift (2002) has said that even though gift-giving is technically a voluntary process and it is allegedly free of any egotism in reality gift giving and receiving is a social obligation and is inundated with self-interest. Mauss adds that the gestures associated with gift-giving, the mask of generosity and disinterestedness, are all mere fictions to appease our sense of propriety. In other words, when people give gifts they do so with the motive of…

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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…

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    Gifts for Her That Will Flatter Her Most women are particular with details but they also have a soft spot for gifts. They take into account the thought that come with your gifts so looking for simple yet unique gifts for her is always advisable. You can do this and give rewards to the lady luck of your life and make her feel special. It is not always necessary to buy a gift which is expensive because when you give gifts it is the thought which is taken into the consideration and not the money.…

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    Thanksgiving The Grinches

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    rations that the prisoners were forced to eat would be rations of hot milk and pieces of burnt cookies. Although they had food, they had no choice but to save the food for later use. Placing them in their pouches or under their hats. Then at one instance came an elf that has decided to try to escape from the elf, but unfortunately that elf has been caught by a grinch, once found out, the elf was decided to be transferred into carrying coal section, Once sent, the elf was met by a very nice…

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