The Gift Book

The Gift


  • Author : Aafke E. Komter
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9053561730

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The Gift Book Description :

What moves us to give gifts to other people? The Gift brings together perspectives on gift exchange and reciprocity from different social scientific disciplines. The first part of this book contains anthropological and sociological 'classics' on gift giving and reciprocity. In the second part the focus is on social psychological theories, and on empirical research on gift giving in Western society. Finally, the main concepts underlying gift exchange - reciprocity, self-interest and altruism - are discussed. Here, the focus is on fundamental assumptions about human nature. Altruism and self-interest turn out to be much more interwoven than we are inclined to think.

The Gift Book

The Gift


  • Author : Edith Eva Eger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982143114

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The Gift Book Description :

This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life. Edith Eger’s powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, “I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story.” Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more “how-to” book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past. Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as: -Would you like to be married to you? -Are you evolving or revolving? -You can’t heal what you can’t feel. Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

The Gift Book
Score: 5
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The Gift


  • Author : Lewis Hyde
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 0307567605

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The Gift Book Description :

“A manifesto of sorts for anyone who makes art [and] cares for it.” —Zadie Smith “The best book I know of for talented but unacknowledged creators. . . . A masterpiece.” —Margaret Atwood “No one who is invested in any kind of art . . . can read The Gift and remain unchanged.” —David Foster Wallace By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. This book is even more necessary today than when it first appeared. An illuminating and transformative book, and completely original in its view of the world, The Gift is cherished by artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. It is in itself a gift to all who discover the classic wisdom found in its pages.

The Gift Book
Score: 4
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The Gift


  • Author : Lewis Hyde
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Art and society
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000078376161

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The Gift Book Description :

Starting with the premise that the work of art is a gift and not a commodity, this revolutionary book ranges across anthropology, literature, economics, and psychology to show how the 'commerce of the creative spirit' functions in the lives of artists and in culture as a whole.

The Gift Book

The Gift


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1850
  • Genre: Chapbooks, English
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN 10 :

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The Logic of the Gift Book

The Logic of the Gift


  • Author : Alan D. Schrift
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134714773

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The Logic of the Gift Book Description :

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Gift Book

The Gift


  • Author : Libby Hathorn
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Australian fiction
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 0091837588

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The Gift Book Description :

I was the one left behind. All the kids in the town, all of them followed the Pied Piper. They went dancing behind him up the mountain path. A huge rock face opened wide and in they went behind the Pied Piper. I hurried to join them. I hurried as best I could, leaning on the stout stick my father had made me. I was not fast enough. The rock face closed before I could get there. But I had glimpsed an enchanted land. Rare birds and animals and fabulous trees and flowers and the strong perfume of springtime inside there ...

The Question of the Gift Book

The Question of the Gift


  • Author : Mark Osteen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136481437

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The Question of the Gift Book Description :

The Question of the Gift is the first collection of new interdisciplinary essays on the gift. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields, including anthropology, literary criticism, economics, philosophy and classics, it provides new paradigms and poses new questions concerning the theory and practice of gift exchange. In addressing these questions, contributors not only challenge the conventions of their fields, but also combine ideas and methods from both the social sciences and humanities to forge innovative ways of confronting this universal phenomenon.

The Gift of Generations Book

The Gift of Generations


  • Author : Akiko Hashimoto
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-06-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 0521555205

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The Gift of Generations Book Description :

The Gift of Generations is a comparative study of aging and the social contract in Japan and the United States. By using original, systematically comparable data collected in these countries, the book explores the different cultural definitions of vulnerability and giving, and the ways they shape and constrain the social strategies of routinizing helping arrangements. The book succeeds in interweaving the theory and practice of the social contract by developing the concept of symbolic equity.

The Gift of the Magi Book
Score: 3.5
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The Gift of the Magi


  • Author : O. Henry
  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN 10 : 0871295261

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The Gift of the Magi Book Description :

Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf" and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note.