(Photo by Victoria Jones-WPA Pool/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attends the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 12, 2016 in London, England.
(Photo by Victoria Jones-WPA Pool/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 12, 2016 in London, England.
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However, he claims that anthropologists, through analysis of a variety of cultural and historical forms of exchange, have established that no universal practice exists.
His classic summation of the gift exchange debate highlighted that ideologies of the "pure gift" "are most likely to arise in highly differentiated societies with an advanced division of labour and a significant commercial sector" and need to be distinguished from non-market "prestations".
Gift economies must also be differentiated from several closely related phenomena, such as common property regimes and the exchange of non-commodified labour.
According to anthropologist Jonathan Parry, discussion on the nature of gifts, and of a separate sphere of gift exchange that would constitute an economic system, has been plagued by the ethnocentric use of modern, western, market society-based conception of the gift applied as if it were a cross-cultural, pan-historical universal.
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