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" Each of these precious things has, moreover, a productive capacity within it. Each, as well as being a sign and surety of life, is also a sign and surety of wealth, a magico-religious guarantee of rank and prosperity. "
Classical Traditions and Modern Meanings - Page 50
edited by - 1996 - 532 pages
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Reorientations: Arabic and Persian Poetry

Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 269 pages
...receive something is to receive part of someone's spiritual essence.41 And Mauss states further of "the power of objects of exchange": "Each of these...of wealth, a magico-religious guarantee of rank and prosperity."42 What must finally be recognized is that it is precisely the aesthetic aspect of the...
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Metamorphoses of the Body

Josť Gil - Social Science - 1998 - 333 pages
...not their own in the habitual circuit of exchanges. It is in this way that values can get inflated: "Each of these precious things has, moreover, a productive...of wealth, a magico-religious guarantee of rank and prosperity."7 For example, the notion of "logwa" (generic title that the Kwakiutl give to precious...
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The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy: Myth, Gender, and Ceremony in the ...

Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 383 pages
...prize (ja-izahl that is traditionally conferred on the poet in return if we consider them in light of Mauss's further remarks concerning "the power of objects...magico-religious guarantee of rank and prosperity." ' ' Transmission and Submission praise (mamdiibi, and that its worth to the patron was thus commensurate...
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Material culture : critical concepts in the social sciences ..., Volumes 1-2

Victor Buchli - 2004 - 349 pages
...house in person.194 Each of these precious things has, moreover, a productive capacity within it.195 Each, as well as being a sign and surety of life,...of wealth, a magico-religious guarantee of rank and prosperity.196 Ceremonial dishes and spoons decorated and carved with the clan totem or sign of rank,...
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