Women and the Gift

Women and the Gift : Beyond the Given and All-Giving

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Recent inquiries into the concept of the gift have been largely male-dominated and thus have ignored important aspects of the gift from a woman's point of view. In the light of philosophical work by Mauss, Levi-Strauss, Derrida, and Bataille, Women and the Gift reflects how women respond to the notion of the gift and relationships of giving. This collection evaluates and critiques previous work on the gift and also responds to how women view care, fidelity, generosity, trust, and independence in light of the gift.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253006635
  • 9780253006639

Review quote

"[S]eeks a broad audience and draws from philosophy, anthropology, religion, and feminist studies yet remains in a theoretical and philosophical realm..." -NONPROFIT & VOLUNTARY SEC QTLY "It is not only that women as givers are not noticed; it is also that women are often the gifts or objects of exchange. There has been virtually no attention to the gendered nature of the discourse." -Grace M. Jantzen, University of Manchestershow more

About Morny Joy

Morny Joy is University Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is editor of Continental Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion and After Appropriation: Explorations in Intercultural Philosophy and Religion.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction \ Morny Joy1. Pandora and the Ambiguous Works of Women: All-Taking or All-Giving? \ Deborah Lyons2. Nietzsche, the Gift, and the Taken for Granted \ Lorraine Markotic3. "Everything Comes Back to It": Woman as the Gift in Derrida \ Nancy J. Holland4. Melancholia, Forgiveness, and the Logic of The Gift \ Kathleen O'Grady5. Gift of Being, Gift of Self \ Mariana Ortega6. The Gift of Being, Gift of World(s): Irigaray on Heidegger \ Maria Cimitile7. Graceful Gifts: Helene Cixous and the Radical Gifts of Other Love \ Sal Renshaw8. John Milbank and the Feminine Gift \ Rachel Muers9. De Beauvoir and the Myth of the Given \ Victoria Barker10. Women and the Gift: Speculations on the "Given" and the "All-Giving" \ Morny JoyContributorsIndexshow more