Tag: The gift

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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Give and Take

Decolonizing Anthropology , September 27th, 2016

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series. By Leslie J. Sabiston and Didier M. Sylvain … did i see that right? my skull is…

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Zoë Goodman: What’s the point of the “Mauss haus”? The gift and anthropology today

Focaal Web Editor , June 16th, 2016

On 30 April 2016, a group of anthropological heavyweights congregated at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London), under the aegis of a workshop…