Gift exchange : the transnational history of a political idea /

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Author / Creator:Mallard, Grégoire, 1977- author.
Imprint:Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, [2019]
Description:1 online resource (xi, 293 pages)
Series:Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Subject:Mauss, Marcel, -- 1872-1950. -- Essai sur le don.
Mauss, Marcel, -- 1872-1950. -- Essai sur le don.
Essai sur le don (Mauss, Marcel)
Gifts -- Political aspects.
Diplomatic gifts.
LAW / General.
Diplomatic gifts.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:"Since Marcel Mauss published his foundational essay The Gift in 1925, many anthropologists and specialists of international relations have seen in the exchange of gifts, debts, loans, concessions or reparations the sources of international solidarity and international law. Still, Mauss's reflections were deeply tied to the context of interwar Europe and the French colonial expansion. Their normative dimension has been profoundly questioned after the age of decolonization. A century after Mauss, we may ask: what is the relevance of his ideas on gift exchanges and international solidarity? By tracing how Mauss's theoretical and normative ideas inspired prominent thinkers and government officials in France and Algeria, from Pierre Bourdieu to Mohammed Bedjaoui, Gregoire Mallard adds a building block to our comprehension of the role that anthropology, international law, and economics have played in shaping international economic governance from the age of European colonization to the latest European debt crisis. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core"--
Other form:Print version: Mallard, Grégoire, 1977- Gift exchange. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, [2019] 1108453481 9781108453486