one page responses paper –

develop responses

that demonstrate your understanding of the text and prompt at hand, making clear your interpretation of

the question while also attending to key details of the arguments, questions and meanings expressed and

conveyed by the text and its author

In his final chapter of The Gift, Mauss turns his attention. significantly to moral, political and economic questions concerning Europe of his day. Try to identify and discuss a major claim from Mauss’ concluding chapter which sheds light both on what is learned from the earlier chapters looking at his so-called archaic cultures and what application it has to culture today (his day or ours)..