Patricia G. Lange, California College of the Arts   Mary Douglas, a key figure in the field of anthropology, once famously asserted that in small-scale societies, “the cycling gift system is the society” (Douglas 1990). She was speaking about cultural groups that depended on elaborate systems of reciprocity—or mutual exchangeContinue Reading

 Francisco Martínez (EHI, Tallinn University) – Palm down or thumb up: the fare depends on the gesture you do by the road. – In Russia, even Lenin seems to hitchhike, standing with a hand in his pocket and the other pointing up towards the future. Fig 1. Terje, the walkContinue Reading