Tag: Gift Giving

Part Two: Reciprocity and Its Discontents

Haidy Geismar , January 21st, 2020

Patricia G. Lange, California College of the Arts   Mary Douglas, a key figure in the field of anthropology, once famously asserted that in small-scale societies, “the cycling…

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Reciprocity in Silicon Valley: The prominent role of gift giving among tech entrepreneurs in the Bay Area

standplaatswereld , December 11th, 2019

‘Marcel Mauss applied to Silicon Valley’ – by Vivienne Schröder During my three months of fieldwork in the Bay Area on the work/private life situation of early-stage tech…

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Paying back or paying forward: What does it mean to give?

Kylie Wong Dolan , June 30th, 2019

I was lucky to have Mexican friends to put me up, ferry me around, shower me with food and attention, without asking for a thing in return. It…

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