This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honoras rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honoras influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be compatible with social ideals like liberty, equality, and fraternity. Cunningham details a conception of honor that can do justice to these ideals. This vision revolves around three elementsacharacter (being), relationships (relating), and activities and accomplishment (doing). Taken together, these elements articulate a shared aspiration for excellence. We can turn the tables on traditional ills of honoraserious problems of gender, race, and classaby forging a vision of honor that rejects lives predicated on power and oppression.by gift giving. For their part, beneficiaries can enjoy the gift itself and take satisfaction in being deemed worthy of such a gift. ... Einar later goes abroad and proves himself a noble man and a good poet. ... On the other hand, great gifts can drag a recipient into an undesired game of exchange even if there are no doubts aboutanbsp;...
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