Monthly Archives: February 2011

week 5

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Week 4: Edible gifts and questions of charity (julia)

After reading Douglas’s “No Free Gifts” and Mauss’s The Gift, there are two central topics that resonate with me. The first topic I would like to explore belongs to the relation between charity and the cultural object of “the gift”. … Continue reading

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Week 4: Mixings and Minglings (kelly)

NB: sorry for the italics, my computer is acting funny In short this represents an intermingling. Souls are mixed with things; things with souls. Lives are mingled together, and this is how, among persons and things so intermingled, each emerges … Continue reading

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Exchanging Tables

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Week 3: the social hieroglyphic

Marx and Engels, in “Idealism and Materialism”, put into stark relief the difference between an idealist and materialist conceptions of history. Or, articulated differently, between transcendence and immanence. Instead of viewing history in terms of epochs that are each ruled … Continue reading

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