Gifts, Markets and Economies of Desire in Virginia Woolf

Gifts, Markets and Economies of Desire in Virginia Woolf

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This book brings a new dimension to the critical debate about the complex relationship of Woolf to the marketplace and commodity culture through a focus on the gift economy at work in Woolf's writing, exploring the political subversiveness of the gift and its significance in her modernist aesthetics.In this story, shopping and commodities create opportunities to pursue homoerotic desires and facilitate an increased intimacy ... Resonating strongly with Maussa#39;s ideas of the gift, the gifts exchanged in this story are not simply material, butanbsp;...


Title:Gifts, Markets and Economies of Desire in Virginia Woolf
Author:Kathryn Simpson
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2008-11-15
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