Gift Giving

Gift Giving

Author: Cele Otnes

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879727055

Category: Reference

Page: 260

View: 513

Gift Giving brings together 21 scholars from a variety of disciplines - including consumer behavior, communications, and sociology - who are dedicated to the understanding of what motivates gift selection, presentation, and incorporation of a gift into a person's life. The text explores the role of values in gift exchange; the influence of ethnic, generational, and subcultural differences in gift exchange; how gifts to the self are manifested; and new directions and topics in gift giving. In these essays, gift giving occasions are probed for the meanings that can be illuminated with respect to this pervasive, yet not always positive, phenomenon. For anyone interested in gift giving behavior, this volume should prove both enlightening and provocative.

Gift-Giving in Japan

Gift-Giving in Japan

Author: Katherine Rupp

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804747042

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 708

Gift-giving is extremely important in Japanese society, not only at personal and household levels, but at the national and macroeconomic levels as well. This book is the first in English to document the extraordinary scale, complexity, and variation of giving in contemporary Japan. Gift-Giving in Japan is based on eighteen months' fieldwork in the Tokyo metropolitan area, as well as short-term research in other parts of Japan. The core of the study is the experience of family representatives of different ages, classes, genders, occupations, neighborhoods, and religions. The author also interviewed experts, including the author of gift-giving etiquette books, Buddhist and Shinto priests, department store and funeral home employees, and workers at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market. She participated in neighborhood festivals, election rallies, house-building rites, and other ceremonies of which gift-giving was an integral part. Recent anthropological interest in drawing a strong contrast between commodities and gifts both reflects and reinforces the conception of the gift as part of the giver and the related distinction between the realm of the gift and the realm of the marketplace. The author argues that Japanese practices of giving and receiving challenge assumptions related to this idea of the gift.

GIFT GIVING for Mommies

GIFT GIVING for Mommies

Author: Mommies Line

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557013326

Category:

Page: 98

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"GIFT GIVING for Mommies" helps you overcome the dilemmas and to enjoy the art and practice of gift giving; becoming "gifted" in the art of selection, presentation, and reception of gifts. In the first Chapter, "Gift Selection," the quandaries in choosing and giving the right gift are unraveled. Surprisingly, "re-gifting" can be done with a lot of class. In the second chapter, "Gift Presentation," the reader is shown how to make exactly the right presentation of the gift. Cultures dictate that gifts must be presented in a particular manner to avoid offending the receiver. Knowing the protocol can mean the difference between making or breaking a personal or business relationship. In the third chapter, "Gift Reception," the author enlightens the reader about the complications associated with being on the receiving end of a gift. We don't always receive a gift properly. Knowing how and when to decline a gift is as important as knowing how to select and properly present a gift.

The Art of Gift Giving

The Art of Gift Giving

Author: Shereen Elise Noon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430304173

Category: Self-Help

Page: 102

View: 998

Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of another Christmas, holiday season, or birthday? Do you ever wish you could effortlessly know what gifts make people happy? Are there times when you just can't think of what to get someone and you end up giving them a gift card, yet again? Ever hear of an amazingly unique gift someone gave, and wonder how they ever thought of it? In The Art of Gift Giving you will learn simple skills and discover useful resources that make birthdays and holidays something to look forward to -- as fun opportunities to show the people you care about how well you know and appreciate them. You will learn how to listen, be creative, and present gifts that always touch and bring happiness to the people in your life. You will become a Master Gift Giver

Gift-Giving and Materiality in Europe, 1300-1600

Gift-Giving and Materiality in Europe, 1300-1600

Author: Lars Kjaer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350183704

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 122

Gift-giving played an important role in political, social and religious life in medieval and early modern Europe. This volume explores an under-examined and often-overlooked aspect of this phenomenon: the material nature of the gift. Drawing on examples from both medieval and early modern Europe, the authors from the UK and across Europe explore the craftsmanship involved in the production of gifts and the use of exotic objects and animals, from elephant bones to polar bears and 'living' holy objects, to communicate power, class and allegiance. Gifts were publicly given, displayed and worn and so the book explores the ways in which, as tangible objects, gifts could help to construct religious and social worlds. But the beauty and material richness of the gift could also provoke anxieties. Classical and Christian authorities agreed that, in gift-giving, it was supposed to be the thought that counted and consequently wealth and grandeur raised worries about greed and corruption: was a valuable ring payment for sexual services or a token of love and a promise of marriage? Over three centuries, Gift-Giving and Materiality in Europe, 1300-1600: Gifts as Objects reflects on the possibilities, practicalities and concerns raised by the material character of gifts.

Experimental Studies on Partnership Dissolution, R&D Investment, and Gift Giving

Experimental Studies on Partnership Dissolution, R&D Investment, and Gift Giving

Author: Nadja Trhal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658246679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 673

In recent years, traditional economic theory has been enriched by behavioral components. There is huge and rapidly growing evidence from empirical and experimental studies that mere profit maximization is in many cases not a good proxy of real-life decision-making and interaction in economic situations. Yet, although the concept of homo oeconomicus has subsequently been dismissed by many authors, behavior is not random or arbitrary, but follows systematic patterns and rules that researchers in the field of behavioral economics aim at understanding. This thesis adds to the understanding of actual economic decision-making by analyzing behavior in three different economic applications. The first application concerns experimental studies on the performance of partnership dissolution mechanisms. The second application studies the effects of policy instruments on a firm`s incentives to invest in R&D. Finally, the third application tests the impact of responsibility for being in a disadvantageous situation through deliberate risk-taking on solidarity behavior of economic agents. Potential readership includes scholars of experimental economics in the fields of mechanism design, industrial organization and social preferences as well as interested students and practitioners involved in these areas.

Gift Giving

Gift Giving

Author: Cele Otnes

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: UOM:39015037783498

Category: Reference

Page: 262

View: 847

Gift Giving brings together 21 scholars from a variety of disciplines - including consumer behavior, communications, and sociology - who are dedicated to the understanding of what motivates gift selection, presentation, and incorporation of a gift into a person's life. The text explores the role of values in gift exchange; the influence of ethnic, generational, and subcultural differences in gift exchange; how gifts to the self are manifested; and new directions and topics in gift giving. In these essays, gift giving occasions are probed for the meanings that can be illuminated with respect to this pervasive, yet not always positive, phenomenon. For anyone interested in gift giving behavior, this volume should prove both enlightening and provocative.

God's Gift Giving

God's Gift Giving

Author: R. Kevin Seasoltz

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: IND:30000116859442

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 684

This book is a profound but simply written mediation on the central mysteries of the Christian fait--the trinity, redemption, the eucharist, human participation in the divine life and solidarity with one another--in a contemporary idiom. >

PRESENCE, PROFICIENT, PROFESSIONAL

PRESENCE, PROFICIENT, PROFESSIONAL

Author: Agnes Koh

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482899405

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 139

View: 560

Enhancing Professional Effectiveness provides tips and important concepts on contemporary business image, etiquette and wellness. Hone your inner awareness on your professional image grooming, predict business faux pas and build and maintain platonic relationships. Apply appropriate power and influence positive impression in this book. Package yourself and communicate your credible, authentic and presence to achieve a total well being from inside-out.

Your Gift: Giving

Your Gift: Giving

Author: Douglas Porter

Publisher: ChurchGrowth.org

ISBN: 9781570522802

Category: Religion

Page: 68

View: 383

You keep your business affairs well organized, are sensitive to the financial and material needs of others and are ready and willing to give if a valid need exists but want to be sure your gift is used properly. You tend to make wise decisions concerning finances and prefer to keep your giving a private matter between God and you. Sometimes people think you are materialistic or controlling because of the importance you put on money, but they misunderstand your intention of being a good steward of the resources God has entrusted to you. If this sounds like you, you probably want to develop your gift of giving! This book addresses: What Is Giving, Passion and Privilege of the Gift of Giving, Giving: An Extension of God’s Grace, Avoiding the Pitfalls When Fulfilling the Gift of Giving, The Role of the Gift of Giving in the Local Church, Giving God’s Way, Finding Your Place on the Ministry Team, Identifying Your Gift of Giving, A Two-Year Plan to Begin Thinking Like a Giver, How to Discern Worthy Ministries to Support.