The Gift - by Marcel Mauss[Reading report] by Marine Bikard

2011-12-09

Marine Bikard was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2010. Having a passion for social sciences, she would like to use their methods and concepts to improve the action of companies.

In this essay, Marcel Mauss synthesizes the anthropological works of his time so as to better lead a reflexion upon the gift and the reasons for the counter-gift. Using ethnological studies that were led in Polynesia, Melanesia and America, Mauss extracts from the analysis of archaic societies universal bases for law and moral philosophy. This essay has been having a considerable influence in human sciences.

Quote article  Marine Bikard, « The Gift - by Marcel Mauss », 09 december 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/231.sls

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