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Keywords: Marcel MaussClose
Journal: Nineteenth-Century Literature
Nineteenth-Century Literature (2021) 75 (4): 527–551.
Published: 01 March 2021
... with Marcel Mauss’s classic theorization of gift exchange, the essay suggests that Stevenson’s encounters with Oceanic systems of exchange were experienced in terms not of cultural dominance, but of ontological lack. The practices of gifting to which Stevenson found himself subject in the Marquesas, Tuamotus...