As more and more activities – housework, childcare, looking after the sick and the old – become monetised and institutionalised, the values that allow people to provide services to one another free of charge become distorted. When such changes occur, social and cultural cohesion dissolves and a malaise is evident in society. Domination by the market economy also transforms attitudes to goods as well as services.


Creator | Kaihanga
Katherine Peet
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Keywords | Kupu
gifting, economy, value, exchange, community, koha, need, disadvantage, equity, benefit, relationship, collective
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
not been formally reviewed for publication by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Peet, K. (1994). “Gifting – and the Consequences of its Absence” in What Have We Been Doing All Day? B. Disley and W. Willcox, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, March 1994, pp 119-122

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