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Beyond 'Individualism' : personhood and transformation in the reclaiming pagan community of San Francisco

Morgain, Rachel Asherah

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Many social scientists have sought to understand the dynamics of personhood in Western modernity, asking in particular whether it can be said that personhood in 'the West' is more individualistic than is typical elsewhere. Following Marcel Mauss, a number of anthropologists have suggested that the dominance of commodity exchange in modern Western societies lays a basis for individualised social relations over and above the relational patterns of gift exchange prevalent in many smaller-scale...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/144693

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