Selfish Gifts

Selfish Gifts

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Selfish Gifts examines how early modern clients moved quickly and strategically to assimilate the language of competition and equality, characteristic of an emerging market economy, within their existing discourses of gift exchange, in order to maximize the rewards they might induce from an increasingly diverse group of patrons.q--Jacket.The delay is deliberate; clearly part of what Bourdieu terms aquot;the social gameaquot; of gift exchange. In not rushing ... For Jonson, decorum rules that the poeta#39;s flattering of his patron will only result in the devaluation of his gift, his poem. Equally, theanbsp;...

Title:Selfish Gifts
Author:Alison V. Scott
Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press - 2006


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