As more and more activities – housework, childcare, looking after the sick and the old – become monetised and institutionalised, the values that allow people to provide services to one another free of charge become distorted. When such changes occur, social and cultural cohesion dissolves and a malaise is evident in society. Domination by the market economy also transforms attitudes to goods as well as services.
- Citation: Peet, K. (1994). “Gifting – and the Consequences of its Absence” in What Have We Been Doing All Day? B. Disley and W. Willcox, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, March 1994, pp 119-122
- Creator: Katherine Peet
- Language: English
- Publisher: Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
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