Author Archives: Miki Kashtan

From Exchange to Gifting Part Two: Beyond the Exchange/Gift Binary

From Exchange to Gifting  Part Two: Beyond the Exchange/Gift Binary Many people, even those who live fully within the exchange paradigm and don’t ever think about maternal gifting, prefer going to a farmers’ market, if one exists where they live, or to a local store, rather than to a supermarket. Sometimes they prefer it enough that they are even willing to pay more money. There is a reason for it.