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Techniques, technology and civilisation

Author: Marcel Mauss; Nathan Schlanger
Publisher: New York : Durkheim Press/Berghahn Books, 2006.
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"Marcel Mauss's writings on techniques and technology are at the forefront of an important anthropological and sociological research tradition, and they also highlight the theoretical and ideological challenges surrounding this field of study. A selection of Mauss's texts - including his major statements on methodology, body techniques, practical reason, nation and civilisation, progress - are have translated and  Read more...
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Mauss, Marcel, 1872-1950.
Techniques, technology and civilisation.
New York : Durkheim Press/Berghahn Books, 2006
(OCoLC)652361871
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Mauss; Nathan Schlanger
ISBN: 9781571816627 1571816623
OCLC Number: 62110011
Description: xiv, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Technology (1901) / Emile Durkheim --
Technology : introduction (1903) / Henri Hubert --
Note on the concept of civilisation (1913) / Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss --
The nation (1920/1953, extracts) --
The divisions of sociology (1927, extracts) --
Debate on the origins of human technology (1929) --
Civilisations, their elements and forms (1929/1930) --
Fragment of a plan of general descriptive sociology (on tradition) (1934, extract) --
Techniques of the body (1935) --
Technology (1935/1947) --
Conceptions which have preceded the notion of matter (1939) --
Techniques and technology (1941/1948).
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Marcel Mauss ; edited and introduced by Nathan Schlanger.

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"Marcel Mauss's writings on techniques and technology are at the forefront of an important anthropological and sociological research tradition, and they also highlight the theoretical and ideological challenges surrounding this field of study. A selection of Mauss's texts - including his major statements on methodology, body techniques, practical reason, nation and civilisation, progress - are have translated and presented together for the first time, with a discussion of their context, impact and implications. This book will interest scholars and students dealing with the French sociological tradition, and also more generally those concerned with technology and material culture studies in archaeological, anthropological or contemporary settings."--Jacket.

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