Locatie: ArtEZ Arnhem, collegezaal (M3.07)
Rituals as exchange gifts of social structure
The gift as it occurs in cultures is fundamentally a social exchange and part of a highly ritualized cycle of giving, receiving and returning. These networks of exchange are driven by a principle that anthropologists have labelled with the term ‘reciprocity’: asking for a favour creates the expectation of a return favour (Mauss, 2000). How can ceremonial gift-giving be both, positive and negative? And which spiritual gifts do we humans exchange between the profane world (daily life) and the sacred world?