Potlatch & the War of Property

The Potlatch: A gift-giving feast practiced by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States, among whom it is traditionally the primary economic system. (Wikipedia) Marcel Mauss’s description of the potlatch: “madly extravagant …Everything is based upon the principles of antagonism and of rivalry. The political status of individuals in […]

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