Extra Curricular: The Gift

happened on Tuesday 11 December 2012, at Spike Island

Ahead of Spoon Fed No. 5 and the holiday season, we hosted the December edition of Spike Island's Extra Curricular art and cultural theory reading group.

The text we chose to discuss was Marcel Mauss's seminal essay The Gift (1923). We concentrated on the introduction and first chapter, batting around ideas about gift exchange, reciprocity and alternative economies.

We also posted some related research on Homnibus in the run up to the event, for those who wanted to dig a little deeper.

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