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The Resource The gift of thanks : the roots and rituals of gratitude, Margaret Visser

The gift of thanks : the roots and rituals of gratitude, Margaret Visser

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The gift of thanks : the roots and rituals of gratitude
Title
The gift of thanks
Title remainder
the roots and rituals of gratitude
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Visser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Gift of Thanks" considers cultural history, including the modern battle of social scientists to pin down the notion of thankfulness and account for it, and the newly awakened scientific interest in the biological and evolutionary roots of emotions. This fascinating inquiry into all aspects of gratitude ranges from the unusual determination with which parents teach their children to thank, to the difference between speaking the words and feeling them, to the ways different cultures handle the complex matters of giving, receiving, and returning favors and presents. It also illuminates the modern battle of social scientists to pin down the notion of thankfulness and discover its biological and evolutionary roots
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287398
Cataloging source
QT5
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Visser, Margaret
Dewey number
179.9/VIS
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1533.G8
LC item number
V57 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gratitude
  • Gratitude
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the roots, persistence, and paradoxical meanings of a social ritual
Label
The gift of thanks : the roots and rituals of gratitude, Margaret Visser
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Content category
text
Content type code
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Contents
pt. 1. Saying -- "What do you say?" -- No thanks -- Itʹs only natural -- "Iʹm so sorry" -- "Thank you very much indeed" -- pt. 2. Giving, receiving, returning -- Why give back? -- All wrapped up -- The three graces -- Give it away -- The give-and-take of everyday life -- pt. 3. Meaning -- Votive offerings -- Unpacking "gratitude" -- The fourth law of nature -- After all -- Tipping -- Freedom and equality -- Gestures -- Memory and narrative -- pt. 4. Feeling -- Emotions -- Feeling grateful -- Learning and lasting -- pt. 5. Rejecting -- The marble-hearted fiend -- We are not grateful -- The poisoned gift -- pt. 6. Recognizing -- Gratitude instead -- Partiality and transcendence -- Recognition
Control code
ocn630208244
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
458 pages
Isbn
9780151013319
Lccn
2009014018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)630208244
Label
The gift of thanks : the roots and rituals of gratitude, Margaret Visser
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Saying -- "What do you say?" -- No thanks -- Itʹs only natural -- "Iʹm so sorry" -- "Thank you very much indeed" -- pt. 2. Giving, receiving, returning -- Why give back? -- All wrapped up -- The three graces -- Give it away -- The give-and-take of everyday life -- pt. 3. Meaning -- Votive offerings -- Unpacking "gratitude" -- The fourth law of nature -- After all -- Tipping -- Freedom and equality -- Gestures -- Memory and narrative -- pt. 4. Feeling -- Emotions -- Feeling grateful -- Learning and lasting -- pt. 5. Rejecting -- The marble-hearted fiend -- We are not grateful -- The poisoned gift -- pt. 6. Recognizing -- Gratitude instead -- Partiality and transcendence -- Recognition
Control code
ocn630208244
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
458 pages
Isbn
9780151013319
Lccn
2009014018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)630208244

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