Gift of Thanks: The Roots, Persistence and Paradoxical Meanings of a Social Ritual
List Price: $34.95
Publisher: Renouf Pub Co Ltd
Binding: Cloth Text
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Margaret Visser is an original, one of the first writers to establish the art of narrative non-fiction in Canada. Her bestselling books, including The Rituals of Dinner and The Geometry of Love, masterfully explore the anthropology of everyday life, opening up the interconnected world that we otherwise might not see. In The Gift of Thanks, Visser turns her keen eye and far-ranging scholarship to the act of gratitude, embodied in the deceptively simple phrase thank you. Those two words become a springboard for a fascinating inquiry into all aspects of gratitude, from how and why children are taught to give thanks, to the difference between speaking the words and feeling them. She examines More...
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