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In the first century, Seneca's De Beneficiis ("On Benefits") describes the ubiquitous system of reciprocity that ancient gift exchange expresses, arising from this principle: "a gift given elicits a return from the recipient." The returned gift, regardless of form or material value, should express the most fundamental virtue, gratitude.
Carrier contrasts the freedom of buying and selling commodities in the commercial sphere, where obligation is discharged by payment, with gift exchange, where accepting a gift reifies a relation and perpetuates gift exchange.
Although many of their texts depict marginalized figures excluded from the national portrait of domestic tranquillity, I argue that their focus on the loss of empathetic gifts and neighborly generosity is particularly apt in their depictions of Christmas, a holiday that by the late nineteenth century had already become synonymous with gift exchange.
"Gift Exchange in a Multi-Worker Firm." Economic Journal, 117(522), 2007, 1025-50.
Gift exchange is therefore ontological, dynamic, relational, and involves collectivities, not just individuals (Moore, 2011).
Although NEAD-chain professionals leverage the available social imaginaries of gift exchange and contract at different points of the transplant process, neither perfectly meets the practical demands of the NEAD system.
In contrast, the gift exchange model (GEM) is based on the critical assumption that reciprocal behaviour creates a positive relationship between wages and workers' effort levels [Akerlof (1982, 1984)].
The gift exchange moments are always accompanied by a lull in conversation, a forced sitting-in-a-circle arrangement and awkward displays of gratitude for the sweater, or dish towels, you didn't really want or need.
Alison Scott has written a most scholarly and interesting book on gift exchange and its relationship to the literature and politics of patronage in the late English Renaissance.
We had a gift exchange at my class holiday party last gear.
This group exhibition, organized by artist John Miller, suggested something similar by presenting artworks that engage the subject of gift exchange.
There wasn't really a gift exchange. Santa would give his presents to the children, and sometimes they would get a present from their parents.