Veronica Ronchi

Beyond Utilitarianism. The Gift in Opulent Societies

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The gift economy is an individual and collective manifestation of non utilitarian behaviour that questions all that is related to self-appropriation. Within the market exchange context, an individual is free from social bonds. The gift changes this perspective. It is an integral and essential part of a debate on our model of development, having made its way into the mind of the "homo oeconomicus".


  • Utilitarianism
  • Gift Economy


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