Women and the Gift (Hardcover)

Beyond the Given and All-Giving

By Morny Joy (Editor), Deborah Lyons (Contribution by), Lorraine Markotic (Contribution by)

Indiana University Press, 9780253006639, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2013

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Recent inquiries into the concept of the gift have been largely male-dominated and thus have ignored important aspects of the gift from a woman's point of view. In the light of philosophical work by Mauss, L vi-Strauss, Derrida, and Bataille, Women and the Gift reflects how women respond to the notion of the gift and relationships of giving. This collection evaluates and critiques previous work on the gift and also responds to how women view care, fidelity, generosity, trust, and independence in light of the gift.

About the Author

Morny Joy is University Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is editor of Continental Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion and After Appropriation: Explorations in Intercultural Philosophy and Religion.