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Potlatch (magazine)

The potlatch is a festival or ceremony practiced among Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. At these gatherings a family or hereditary leader hosts guests in their family's house and hold a feast for their guests. The main purpose of the potlatch is the redistribution and reciprocity of wealth.

French sociologist Marcel Mauss's most famous work The Gift, studies potlatch, reciprocity and gift economies. It was first published in the L'Année Sociologique in 1923-24.

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