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A '''potlatch''' is a giving festival, that comes from the culture of indigenous people from the Pacific Northwest of America. The word itself, coming from Chinook Jargon, means ''a gift'' or ''to give away''.
 
A '''potlatch''' is a giving festival, that comes from the culture of indigenous people from the Pacific Northwest of America. The word itself, coming from Chinook Jargon, means ''a gift'' or ''to give away''.
 
As opposed to the constant gathering and centralisation of stuff known from capitalistic systems, potlatches serve the redistribution as part of a different economic system.
 
As opposed to the constant gathering and centralisation of stuff known from capitalistic systems, potlatches serve the redistribution as part of a different economic system.
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== See also ==
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* [[Really Really Free Market]]
  
 
== Literature ==
 
== Literature ==

Revision as of 13:02, 3 May 2009

A potlatch is a giving festival, that comes from the culture of indigenous people from the Pacific Northwest of America. The word itself, coming from Chinook Jargon, means a gift or to give away. As opposed to the constant gathering and centralisation of stuff known from capitalistic systems, potlatches serve the redistribution as part of a different economic system.

See also

Literature

Chiefly Feasts: The Enduring Kwakiutl Potlatch by Aldona Jonaitis

External links

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