The Gift Economy

The Gift Economy

A lot of people were really wishing us well, and giving us their congratulations and best wishes, and the gift was sort of a symbol of that. The accumulation of such symbols enhances the ritual confirmation that this is a “special day.

Author: David Cheal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317401339

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Until recently we have known more about gift giving practices in pre-industrial societies than about those of industrial western society. In this book, first published in 1988, David Cheal shows that the process of present giving and receiving is a vital element in contemporary social life, relevant to some of the most important theoretical traditions in sociology, particularly those of Durkheim and Weber, and to the social constructionism of Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann. This volume is the result of a major study of gift rituals carried out by David Cheal and his associates in which general themes are richly illustrated with details from individual case histories gathered during the research. It is highly significant that in western society women are more active gift givers than men and, while their voices explain how emotions and interests are interrelated within the gift economy, the author shows how that in turn is related to current theories about family, gender and religion.
Categories: Social Science

Politics of the Gift

Politics of the Gift

Irrespective of whether it is given in the explicit context of an (archaic) gift economy, the gift, Derrida argues, is inherently economic – so long as it is identifiable as a gift. The mere intention to give or recognition of a gift ...

Author: Gerald Moore

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688272

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows
Categories: Philosophy

The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain

I now regard pain as one of the most remarkable design features of the human body, and if I could choose one gift for my leprosy patients it would be the gift of pain. (In fact, a team of scientists I directed spent more than a million ...

Author: Philip Yancey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310221449

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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A WORLD WITHOUT PAIN? Can such a place exist? It not only can---it does. But it's no utopia. It's a colony for leprosy patients: a world where people literally feel no pain, and reap horrifying consequences. His work with leprosy patients in India and the United States convinced Dr. Paul Brand that pain truly is one of God's great gifts to us. In this inspiring story of his fifty-year career as a healer, Dr. Brand probes the mystery of pain and reveals its importance. As an indicator that lets us know something is wrong, pain has a value that becomes clearest in its absence. The Gift of Pain looks at what pain is and why we need it. Together, the renowned surgeon and award-winning writer Philip Yancey shed fresh light on a gift that none of us want and none of us can do without.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Gift Horse s Mouth

The Gift Horse s Mouth

had allowed them to continue living there despite their not being the age of majority. Not only did Skiff do this, he put some of his own money toward their rent so as to ensure their inheritance did not run out before Chuck could ...

Author: Joseph Sones

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460292266

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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When Chuck Arbour, a Winnipeg boy, graduates high school, he receives two letters in the mail that invite him to study with the elite academics in the city. He had been lately receiving significant attention due to his talent and originality in writing, but was unprepared for this introduction to the world of higher education. The young man begins to expect nothing but a smooth transition into what he believes will be the beginning of a future full of fame and fulfilment, but instead experiences resistance from those closest to him as well as a mysterious new acquaintance. Chuck must navigate this new world while trying to understand his own fame, the motives of others, as well as what success and meaning truly are.
Categories: Fiction

A Discourse concerning the Gift of Prayer Whereunto may be added Ecclesiastes or a Discourse concerning the Gift of Preaching

A Discourse concerning the Gift of Prayer     Whereunto may be added Ecclesiastes  or  a Discourse concerning the Gift of Preaching

muft put to the more Arength , in respect of care and diligence ; one of these ought to be the more able and eminent , the other ought to bethe more fisidious . The meafure of one mans gifts is not a rule for another man to work by ...

Author: John WILKINS (Bishop of Chester.)


ISBN: BL:A0021457173



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The Gift of the White Tigers

The Gift of the White Tigers

Can it really be this simple? Appearances can be deceiving. When I first read The Gift of the White Tigers, I was skeptical because it was so simplistic and fairly easy in practical application. Personally, my happiness IQ, or happiness ...

Author: Joseph Di Ruzzo

Publisher: BrownBooks.ORM

ISBN: 9781612541174

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

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This parable of self-actualization offers valuable lessons, tools, and insights for living a richer, more fulfilling, and more satisfying life. As two White Tigers plan to have a family, they go in search of life wisdom to pass down to the next generation. Their magical journey leads readers down a path of discovery that will enrich their lives. Through this simple parable, “Dr. Joe” Di Ruzzo explores the values that are essential for a life lived to its potential. From Freud to Maslow to neurolinguistic programming, Di Ruzzo summarizes the ongoing search for healthier families and happier lives. As a continuation of humanity’s effort to understand life’s purpose, the story of The Gift of the White Tigers is as old as the history of mankind.
Categories: Self-Help

The Gift of Purpose

The Gift of Purpose

become better educated than their secularist peers—if they can think objectively, creatively, with knowledge and the capacity to build on the discoveries of the past—who will be the leaders and culture-makers in the decades ahead?13 Yet ...

Author: J. Alexander Rutherford

Publisher: Teleioteti

ISBN: 9781989560044

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Many writers and commentators are convinced that Western culture and society are unravelling. Who can blame them! As I write this, violent protests rage across the USA in response to senseless murders. The political sphere has never seemed to virulent, and a deadly epidemic has affected all our lives. Many are agreed that there are serious problems working themselves out in Western society, yet among Christians, there is little agreement over the approach we should take to the West and its problems. This issue, how Christians should approach engagement with culture, is not a new one, nor is it a uniquely Western issue. Christians in every age and in every culture are confronted with this question. In response to many today who see it as the Christian responsibility to save the West, to preserve its unique cultural heritage and achievements, this author argues that our lives in this world need to be governed by three theological themes, ecclesiology, soteriology, and eschatology. That is, we must prioritize the local church, engage with society with the understanding that earthly kingdoms are manifestations of Satan’s kingdom, and live in light of Christ’s imminent return.
Categories: Religion

The Bipolar Guide to the Gift

The Bipolar Guide to the Gift

You still have faith that the chair will hold, the plane will stay up; we all believe. It may be science and explanation. Logic of cause and effect can be a spiritual pursuit—you can control your future with your thoughts and actions.

Author: Arlen Rundvall

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426911064

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

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When you are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, you could use a coach and all the advantages that you can find. Bipolar is a serious illness that requires an integrated approach to solving the enigma. This is an informal guide that pulls no punches and talks about everything from sexual promiscuity to manic spending to delusions of grandeur. Over twenty years, I have learned to lessen its power over my existence. It can become less of an illness and, over time, more of an opportunity. We need to look at bipolar in new ways to get different results. Having a reassuring friend who’s been there makes the difference. I teach many basic, easy to learn approaches. A recent test reader, who was in the mire of illness, described the book as a bridge out: she returns to The Bipolar Guide to review the principles that helped her to live. I strive in this book to take alternative approaches to work through the negative illness traits to plug into the gift side. I have been through the highs and the lows of manic-depression and have embraced the advantages, and continue to live an enhanced life. I promote responsibility in this book—there are no excuses, just potential. You can harness bipolar to serve you: it is a tough break-in of the wild horse, but it is possible. We need to look at bipolar in new ways. People need friendly assurance and prodding to surmount the challenges of bipolar. This is a bold responsible approach to living successfully with Bipolar Disorder. Two decades of tough manic-depression lessons are passed to you. This informal guide will be your friend and coach to assist you in finding your own way: we need to learn new approaches to attain different results in our lives.
Categories: Self-Help

Regulations 108 Relating to the Gift Tax Under the Internal Revenue Code

Regulations 108 Relating to the Gift Tax Under the Internal Revenue Code

value of such gift is to be determined in accordance with the Actuaries ' or Combined Experience Table of Mortality , as extended . A case involving the value of the right of survivorship ( provided the gift is completed and not merely ...

Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service


ISBN: UIUC:30112106705095

Category: Gifts

Page: 113

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Categories: Gifts

The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain

The gift can be the answer to show us a better way to live our lives and to fulfill our dreams . Like the others in this chapter , Chief Arvol Looking Horse has chosen to follow his heart . Although at times this has caused him much ...

Author: Barbara Altemus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399527788

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 220

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Thought-provoking and inspirational personal stories from noted artists, healers, thinkers, and peacemakers explain how moments of suffering and challenge became an opportunity for spiritual growth and renewal, with contributions from Deepak Chopra, Martin Sheen, Isabel Allende, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Iyanla Vanzant, Joan Borysenko, Dick Gregory, and others. Original.
Categories: Health & Fitness