New Books by CHS Members

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The book by Grégoire Mallard at the Graduate Institute in Geneva is titled Gift Exchange: The Transnational History of a Political Idea and it is (legally!) downloadable for free on the webpage of Cambridge University Press: .  The book offers an original narrative about the intellectual and political context in which French anthropologist Marcel Mauss wrote about gift exchange, war and colonialism, sovereign debt crises and international economic governance, and of his intellectual legacy throughout the decolonisation period and up to this day. You can find an abstract and advanced reviews here: If interested, click on the “Full Book PDF” box at the top of the chapter list, and the pdf will pop up.