By Frank Adloff
This e-book makes a speciality of the contribution of Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) to social idea and a thought of cooperation. It indicates that Mauss’s essay "The present" (1925) could be noticeable as a vintage of a pragmatist, interactionist and anti-utilitarian sociology. It opinions the dichotomy of self-interest and normatively oriented motion that varieties the root of sociology. This conceptual dichotomization has brought on types of social interplay (that can't be localized both at the aspect of self-interest or on that of morality) to be missed or taken little detect of. The e-book argues that it's the common sense of the reward and its reciprocity that accompany and constitution all different types of interplay, from the social micro to the macro-level. It demonstrates that during glossy societies agonistic and non-agonistic presents shape their very own orders of interplay.
This booklet uniquely establishes the paradigm of the present because the foundation for a idea of interplay. it is going to be of significant curiosity to researchers and postgraduates in social idea, cultural idea, political sociology and international cooperation, anthropology, philosophy and politics.
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Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism (Routledge Global Cooperation Series) by Frank Adloff