WorldCat Identities

Testart, Alain

Overview
Works: 119 works in 310 publications in 2 languages and 2,208 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Editor, Illustrator, Opponent
Classifications: JC21, 301
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Most widely held works about Alain Testart
 
Most widely held works by Alain Testart
Des dons et des dieux : anthropologie religieuse et sociologie comparative by Alain Testart( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le communisme primitif by Alain Testart( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines traditional economies of hunter gatherers; finds Aborigines only society where division of food from hunt made by someone other than hunter, examples from Pitjantjatjara, Wotjobaluk, Ngaadjadjara, Tiwi, Warlpiri and Groote Eylandt; sees this as primitive communism from Marxism; discusses implications of theory on exogamy, kinship and totemism in general
Les chasseurs-cueilleurs, ou, L'origine des inégalités by Alain Testart( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sur les fondements de la division sexuelle du travail chez les chasseurs-cueilleurs by Alain Testart( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des mythes et des croyances : esquisse d'une théorie générale by Alain Testart( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des classifications dualistes en Australie : essai sur l'évolution de l'organisation sociale by Alain Testart( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in French and English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed analysis of the moiety system in Australia, based on literary sources; coherence of matrilineal moieties and their predominance in myth supports the hypothesis that matrilineal moieties precede patrilineal moieties in evolutionary sequence; emergence of patrilineal moieties and their link to local areas seen as a recent phenomenon which derives from changes in the material basis of social organisation
Critique du don : études sur la circulation non marchance by Alain Testart( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulturgeschichte - Ethnologie - Warentransfer - Netzwerke
L'amazone et la cuisinière anthropologie de la division sexuelle du travail by Alain Testart( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour les sciences sociales : essai d'épistémologie by Alain Testart( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aux origines de la monnaie( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant l'histoire : l'évolution des sociétés, de Lascaux à Carnac by Alain Testart( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eléments de classification des sociétés by Alain Testart( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'esclave, la dette et le pouvoir : études de sociologie comparative by Alain Testart( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La déesse et le grain trois essais sur les religions néolithiques by Alain Testart( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient society by Lewis Henry Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ancient Society defines three major stages in the cultural and social evolution of mankind. Morgan describes how savages, advancing by definite steps, attained the higher condition of barbarism. He then explores how barbarians, by similar progressive advancement, finally attained civilization. Finally he discusses why other tribes and nations have been left behind in the race of progress. Inventions and discoveries show the similarity of human wants at the same stages of advancement, thus demonstrating the psychic unity of mankind. The idea of property - now an obsession in civilized society - underwent a similar process of growth and development, as did the principles of government. By the "comparative method" of using existing and historical societies as examples of previous stages, the history of human progress could be reconstructed. These parallel lines along the pathways of human progress form the principal subjects of discussion in Ancient Society."--Jacket
La servitude volontaire by Alain Testart( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulturgeschichte - Religionsgeschichte - Bestattungssitte - Totenfolge
De la nécessité d'être initié : rites d'Australie by Alain Testart( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les armes dans les eaux : questions d'interprétation( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'archéologie naissant, c'est un ensemble riche de vestiges matériels que l'on pensait perdu qui surgit des lacs, des rivières et des marais. Parmi ces vestiges, des armes ancestrales. L'archéologie naissant, les spécialistes se sont fait nombreux et c'est tout autant d'opinions qui se partagent l'interprétation de ces dépôts mystérieux : S'agit-il d'offrandes volontaires aux divinités des eaux ? De pertes occasionnelles ou de naufrages ? De restes de batailles ? Cet ouvrage est le premier consacré à l'examen systématique de toutes les hypothèses susceptibles d'expliquer ces phénomènes récurrents dans l'histoire. 0Et à procéder à une discussion raisonnée des différents arguments que l'on peut avancer pour ou contre ces hypothèses
La parenté australienne : étude morphologique by Alain Testart( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alain Testart Frans antropoloog (1945-2013)

Alain Testart French social anthropologist; specialist of primitive societies.

떼스타, 알랭

Languages
French (164)

English (3)