Mauss showed that, instead of stages of history being based on opposed principles, everything exists at once: gifts, commodities, patronage, exploitation. It is a question of emphasis and articulation. Now even Marxists accept this idea. See the Italian autonomist notion (Negri) that we are already living in communism, that capitalism increasingly exploits its opposite, etc.
Economie (Présidence: Alain CAILLÉ)
Lundi 15 juin 2009