Alain Caillé

Sociologist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris X. He has been editor of Revue du MAUSS since it was founded.

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I give therefore I am

Inequality, consumption and recognition

In a system in which inequality, consumption and the desire for recognition correlate, giving plays a central role: gifts express our sense of our own value as much as that of others. Only by legitimizing areas of acknowledgement beyond economic success can we move towards a more inclusive form of giving, argues sociologist Alain Caillé.

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