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dc.contributor.authorCopeman, Jacob
dc.contributor.authorBanerjee, Dwaipayan
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-21T19:18:16Z
dc.date.available2020-02-21T19:18:16Z
dc.date.issued2020-01
dc.identifier.issn1463-4996
dc.identifier.issn1741-2641
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/123839
dc.description.abstractWhat is given may be evaluated in relation to what might have been given but was not. The central thematic of this essay is what we term the shadow gift relation (as distinct from the more standard anthropological gift relation among exchange partner dyads) between the gift that is given and that which remains ungiven—with the latter, both present and not present, coming to haunt and unsettle the former. The potential of the gift is key for it is intimately related to critique: we explore how the relation between the virtual ungiven and what is actually given may come to form the basis of social criticism. This essay, then, defines a kind of ‘keeping while giving’ that is related to but different from that famously elaborated by Annette Weiner, for what is kept back, in the cases we discuss in this essay, are virtual (imagined) forms of gift. Giving is a technology of the imagination because it is a process that precipitates the imagination of a relation between an actual gift and a double that is virtual but nonetheless real because it exists in the form of a manifold of potentials for how the gift could be. Keywords: Critique; temporality; gift; potential; philanthropy; charity; hauntology; shadow gift relationen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1463499619894426en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alikeen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceProf. Banerjee via Ece Turnatoren_US
dc.titleActual and potential gifts: Critique, shadow gift relations and the virtual domain of the ungivenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationCopeman, John and Dwaipayan Banerjee. "Actual and potential gifts: Critique, shadow gift relations and the virtual domain of the ungiven ." Anthropological Theory : 1-22 © 2020 The Author(s)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Program in Science, Technology and Societyen_US
dc.relation.journalAnthropological Theoryen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.date.submission2020-02-13T16:30:16Z
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICY


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