The Lack of Interest in the Shipman's Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift.

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  • Author(s): Epstein, Robert1
  • Source:
    Modern Philology. Aug2015, Vol. 113 Issue 1, p27-48. 22p.
  • Document Type:
    Essay
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      An essay on the lack of interest in the "The Shipman's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer and the social theory of the gift of sociologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu is presented. It explores Bourdieu's theory of the gift in which all exchanges are fundamentally agonistic and motivated by individual profit and the criticism of economic anthropologist David Graeber's against such theory. It also examines Bourdieu's emphasis that conscious motivation is irrelevant.
    • Author Affiliations:
      1Fairfield University
    • Full Text Word Count:
      9933
    • ISSN:
      0026-8232
    • Accession Number:
      10.1086/680728
    • Accession Number:
      108489480
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      EPSTEIN, R. The Lack of Interest in the Shipman’s Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift. Modern Philology, [s. l.], v. 113, n. 1, p. 27–48, 2015. DOI 10.1086/680728. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=108489480. Acesso em: 2 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Epstein R. The Lack of Interest in the Shipman’s Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift. Modern Philology. 2015;113(1):27-48. doi:10.1086/680728
    • APA:
      Epstein, R. (2015). The Lack of Interest in the Shipman’s Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift. Modern Philology, 113(1), 27–48. https://doi.org/10.1086/680728
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Epstein, Robert. 2015. “The Lack of Interest in the Shipman’s Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift.” Modern Philology 113 (1): 27–48. doi:10.1086/680728.
    • Harvard:
      Epstein, R. (2015) ‘The Lack of Interest in the Shipman’s Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift’, Modern Philology, 113(1), pp. 27–48. doi: 10.1086/680728.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Epstein, R 2015, ‘The Lack of Interest in the Shipman’s Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift’, Modern Philology, vol. 113, no. 1, pp. 27–48, viewed 2 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Epstein, Robert. “The Lack of Interest in the Shipman’s Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift.” Modern Philology, vol. 113, no. 1, Aug. 2015, pp. 27–48. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1086/680728.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Epstein, Robert. “The Lack of Interest in the Shipman’s Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift.” Modern Philology 113, no. 1 (August 2015): 27–48. doi:10.1086/680728.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Epstein R. The Lack of Interest in the Shipman’s Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift. Modern Philology [Internet]. 2015 Aug [cited 2020 Dec 2];113(1):27–48. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=108489480