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Gretchen Herrmann

Gretchen Herrmann

Gretchen Herrmann, Library, was informed that her article “Machiavelli Meets Christmas: The White Elephant Gift Exchange and the Holiday Spirit," has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Popular Culture. The article treats the reversal of values normally associated with gift giving during the holidays, such that, instead of being about generosity and sharing, the White Elephant or Evil Santa exchange highlights materiality and personal gain.