Gifting – and the consequences of its absence



"Gifting is distinct from informal exchange relationships; it has no immediate or direct expectation of monetary reward or equivalent quid pro quo. In many cultures, gifting has become limited to the family or small group. The imposition of emotional burdens as a price for social cohesion through these gift relationships has largely resulted from the domination of market exchange."

Table of contents

Historical perspective — The place of gifting — The collective dimension of human experience — The response.



Primary author: Peet, Katherine

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: Signpost

Publication format: Journal article

Publication date: 2000

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: 305.8994 PEET – Filing Cabinet

Tikanga Māori: General

Sector: Community, Education – tertiary, Social services

Informal group: Māori

General related topics: Equity/justice/fairness

Historical period: 21st

Resources: Culture