A Rhetoric and Philosophy of Gifts
Mary J. Eberhardinger
A Rhetoric and Philosophy of Gifts synthesizes a scope of rhetorical and philosophical perspectives of the gift. Eberhardinger asks “What is the relationship between gifts and rhetoric?” She contextualizes the question throughout a review of related literature, analysis, examples, and personal anecdotes of overseas experiences. Eberhardinger concludes the book by offering implications and opportunities for interpreting gifts, thereby addressing why the question concerning the relationship between gifts and rhetoric matters for the larger landscape of international relations, intercultural friendship, and peace-making. Scholars of communication, rhetoric, and philosophy will find this book particularly interesting.