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Early on the in the book Hyde sets up a clear and unwavering dichotomy between market economies and gift economies. The entirety of the book’s argument rests on this distinction and it is further explained and reiterated in almost every chapter of the book. Why is this distinction so important to Hyde? Do you find his argument for this distinction convincing? Why or why not?

The question gives the reader(s) an opportunity to think across the text and to establish connection between chapters by critically examining the heart of the book’s overall thesis.

In the conclusion to the book, Hyde confesses that his initial position outlined in the introduction has changed somewhat over the course of the book’s development. What was this initial position and how has it changed? What accounts for this change? Are Hyde’s reasons for this change adequate and persuasive?

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