Thursday, February 7, 2013

TBA reading/listening 2.14

Here's some stuff to peruse for next week:

Here's a good history of the holiday:

This is a short analysis of gift giving and exchange as it relates more specifically to Valentines:

Finally, here is a more general analysis of gift giving. It is explicitly about Christmas, but really applicable to any holiday--in fact, it raises the interesting question of how the same act of gift-giving might acquire different, non-economic criteria depending on the holiday and the context:

1 comment:

  1. Here's a provocative defense of the holiday: