Why do we give? Gift exchange around the world

"Why do we give gifts?" is the central question of this year's Christmas exhibition. What is it about the logic of giving, receiving and reciprocating that draws us back into the maelstrom of Christmas shopping every year, despite the omnipresent criticism of excessive consumption? And how do people give and exchange gifts in other parts of the world? A journey around the globe explains why gift exchange is essential for our society.

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Keywords: Ethnology

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