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Women and the Gift

Beyond the Given and All-Giving

edited by Morny Joy

contributions by Deborah Lyons, Lorraine Markotic, Nancy J. Holland, Kathleen O'Grady, Mariana Ortega, Maria C. Cimitile, Sal Renshaw, Rachel Muers & Victoria Barker

Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2013
Philosophy, Sexuality & Gender Studies
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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, Lévi-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 authors

Morny Joy is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Calgary. She has published many articles on women and religion, feminist theory and contemporary continental philosophy.

Eva Neumair-Dargyay is Professor and Acting Chair of Comparative Studies in Literature, Film and Religion at the University of Alberta. She has published four single-authored books and one co-authored one on various subjects of Tibetan religion and culture.

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Kathleen O’Grady has written extensively in magazines and newspapers on menstruation. She is also Director of Communications for the Canadian Women’s Health Network.

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Editorial Reviews

[S]eeks a broad audience and draws from philosophy, anthropology, religion, and feminist studies yet remains in a theoretical and philosophical realm . . .2014


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