Since its first publication in English in 1954, The Gift, Marcel Mauss's groundbreaking study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure, has been acclaimed as a classic among anthropology texts.
Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) was the nephew and most distinguished student of Emile Durkheim
The Exchange of Gifts and the Obligation to Reciprocate (Polynesia)
The Extension of this System
Liberality, honour, money
Survivals of These Principles in Ancient Systems of Law and Ancient Economies