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From sugar cane to swords: Hope and the extensibility of the gift in Fiji

Miyazaki, Hirokazu


Hope has recently emerged as an important subject of inquiry in anthropology and social theory. This article examines the hope entailed in efforts to extend aspects of gift-giving to various other social and theoretical projects. I identify and contrast two different kinds of hope found in these efforts, which I will call 'hope in an end' and 'hope in the means'. The discussion focuses on two extensions of indigenous Fijian gift-giving: John D. Kelly and Martha Kaplan's recent analysis of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2005.00236.x


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