Acknowledgments: On the Side of the Gift
This book was conceived during the military dictatorship (1976–1983) in
Argentina and written during the return to democracy.
The following made it possible: Gerardo L. Maeso; the support and
friendship of my teaching and research group from the University of
Buenos Aires; a fellowship from the Council of Humanities at Princeton
University (1981); grants from the Social Science Research Council (1982–
1983) and from the Guggenheim Foundation (1984 –1985).
The translation of this book was carried out with the help of a grant
from the Fundación Antorchas, and was published with the assistance of
the Frederick W. Hilles Publications Fund of Yale University.
To all of you, many thanks.