Consciousness, Literature & the Arts
The article discusses the work of author Henry James in his novel "The Wings of the Dove." It discusses the comment of aristocrat Lord Mark on heroine of the novel Milly Theale who summarizes the central themes of the story, social exchange. It informs that social exchange is a perspective that motivates people that maximize benefits and minimize costs in their relationships with others.
Original Publication Citation
Ouellette, M. (2013). Nobody here does anything for nothing: Reciprocity and gender in The Wings of the Dove. Consciousness, Literature & the Arts, 14(1), 1-21.
Ouellette, Marc A., "Nobody Here Does Anything For Nothing: Reciprocity and Gender in The Wings of the Dove" (2013). English Faculty Publications. 37.