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By Aafke E. Komter

Bringing jointly traditions of considering social ties (sociological conception on harmony and anthropological idea on present exchange), this booklet explores how either traditions might entire and increase one another, and clarifies alterations in cohesion. Supported via empirical illustrations, it assumes thought of unity may still contain a few of the center insights from anthropological present conception. the quantity provides a theoretical version masking either optimistic and negative--selective and excluding--aspects and results of cohesion.

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