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" Between vassals and chiefs, between vassals and their henchmen, the hierarchy is established by means of these gifts. To give is to show one's superiority, to show that one is something more and higher, that one is magister. To accept without returning... "
Classical Traditions and Modern Meanings - Page 38
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Between Women: Domestics and Their Employers

Judith Rollins - Social Science - 1987 - 240 pages
...Mauss wrote: To give is to show one's superiority, to show that one is something more and higher. . . . To accept without returning or repaying more is to...subordination to become a client and subservient. . . . The gift not yet repaid debases the man who accepted it, particularly if he did so without thought...
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Prayer and Power: George Herbert and Renaissance Courtship

Michael C. Schoenfeldt - Poetry - 1991 - 345 pages
...recipient of a benefit is both materially enriched and politically impoverished by it. As Mauss declares, "To give is to show one's superiority, to show that...become a client and subservient, to become minister. " 62 In the letters of thanksgiving to Danvers, glimmers of the onerous nature of the favors that Danvers...
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Dishing it Out: Power and Resistance Among Waitresses in a New Jersey Restaurant

Greta Foff Paules - Business & Economics - 1991 - 225 pages
...explains: To give is to show one's superiority, to show that one is something more and higher. ... To accept without returning or repaying more is to...subordination, to become a client and subservient. (1985:192) In conferring gifts that are not reciprocated, the employer shows that she is "something...
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Ritual, State, and History in South Asia: Essays in Honour of J.C. Heesterman

J. C. Heesterman, Albert W. Van den Hoek, Dirk H. A. Kolff, M. S. Oort - History - 1992 - 843 pages
...In his "Essai sur le Don" (1925), Mauss mentions the ambivalence of feelings with respect to a gift; "to give is to show one's superiority, to show that...subordination, to become a client and subservient." (Mauss, 1954 [1925], 72). He attaches most importance, though, to the function of the gift as a symbolic...
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Reorientations: Arabic and Persian Poetry

Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 269 pages
...debased the king; it is precisely his generosity that establishes his royalty. For, in Mauss's words: Between vassals and chiefs, between vassals and their...become a client and subservient, to become minister.^ It must have been precisely this realization that moved King al-Harith to exclaim, when the poem asked...
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Tradition and Modernity in Arabic Language and Literature

J. R. Smart - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 351 pages
...understanding the establishment and maintenance of the Arabo-Islamic courtly hierarchy. He writes: Between vassals and chiefs, between vassals and their...become a client and subservient, to become minister. (Mauss 1967: 70) Further, 'No less important is the role which honour plays in the transactions .......
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...primitive economic institutions of exchange in The Gift: "To give is to show one's superiority, to show that one is ... magister. To accept without returning...repaying more is to face subordination, ... to become minister" " Duncan's "life-giving, fertile poetry" and his habit of informally bestowing honors like...
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Untidy Gender: Domestic Service in Turkey

Gul Ozyegin - Business & Economics - 2010 - 272 pages
..."To give," he says, "is to show one's superiority, to show that one is something more and higher. ... To accept without returning or repaying more is to...subordination to become a client and subservient" (Mauss 1954:72). Studies have documented that power differentials between domestic workers and employers...
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The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy: Myth, Gender, and Ceremony in the ...

Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 383 pages
...that the creditor becomes the debtor." s For, in Mauss's words: The Poetics of Political Allegiance Between vassals and chiefs, between vassals and their...bond of clientage between the poet and the patron. i" What we are dealing with in al-Jahiz's anecdote is then an inversion or perversion of the ritual...
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The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism : from ...

Richard Wolin - Philosophy - 2004 - 375 pages
...losses and destruction of wealth, especially in these potlatch societies, are in no way disinterested. Between vassals and chiefs, between vassals and their...subordination, to become a client and subservient, to become minister.57 Left Fascism Bataille's conceptual orientation harmonizes with the "nonconformist" credo...
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