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Chapter 1. Historical Roots for a Singaut Economy
Chapter 2. Visible While Away: Concepts of Vision in Exchange Practices
Chapter 3. The Power of Words: Curses and Blessings of Relatives
Chapter 4. It’s never tomorrow: Debt, Selfishness and the Contest of Obligation
Chapter 5. Historical Roots for Community as Level of Organization and as a Concept
Chapter 6. …to benefit the community: Value and the Member of Community
Chapter 7. All Things Considered: Organized Action as Appearances of Social Totalities



In the Absence of the Gift

New Forms of Value and Personhood in a Papua New Guinea Community

Anders Emil Rasmussen

210 pages, 3 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-781-7 Hb Published (September 2015)

eISBN 978-1-78238-782-4 eBook