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By Pheng Cheah
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... Nuruddin Farah Somalia worldly ethics humanitarianism famine the gift Marcel Mauss storytelling philanthropy Bildung ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... of famine, civil war, and recipients of aid. The novel transforms Marcel Mauss’s theory of the gift by exploring the phenomenological dimension of giving—the opening of a world—and how storytelling is an ethical form of reciprocal giving. Western humanitarianism is based on an idea of philanthropy...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... deprived the Somali people of their autonomy and humanity because it dehumanizes them by reducing them to the passive victims of famine, civil war, and recipients of aid. The novel transforms Marcel Mauss’s theory of the gift by exploring the phenomenological dimension of giving—the opening of a world...
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... The concluding chapter reflects on the stakes of giving the camera to the other by meditating on the concepts of the gift and documentary. It relates Marcel Mauss’s discussion of the mutual dispossession involved in gift exchange to Thomas Keenan’s discussion of human rights claims. The author...
Published: 22 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059349-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5934-9
... The introduction presents anthropological theories of value and exchange from Karl Marx, Marcel Mauss, and more recent authors such as David Graeber and Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing and considers their relevance to the study of cultural production and consumption, especially with respect to music...