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Mauss, Marcel 1872-1950

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Primitive classification by Émile Durkheim( Book )

69 editions published between 1063 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Durkheim and Mauss claim that the individual mind is incapable of classification, and they seek the origin of 'classificatory function' in society. On the basis of an intensive examination of forms and principles of symbolic classification reported from the Australian aborigines, the Zuñi and traditional China, they try to establish a formal correspondence between social and symbolic classification. From this they argue that the mode of classification is determined by the form of society, and that the notions of space, time, hierarchy, number, class and other such cognitive categories are products of society."--Back cover
Sociologie et anthropologie by Marcel Mauss( Book )

159 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mélange d'études constituant des monographies sociologiques et qui convergent vers le sujet de l'anthropologie culturelle : "Esquisse d'une théorie générale de la magie" ; "Essai sur le don" ; "Rapports réels et pratiques de la psychologie et de la sociologie" ; "Effet de l'idée de mort"; "La notion de personne" ; "Les techniques du corps" ; "Morphologie sociale."
The gift : forms and functions of exchange in archaic societies by Marcel Mauss( Book )

85 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, his most famous work, Marcel Mauss presented to the world a book which revolutionized our understanding of some of the basic structures of society. By identifying the complex web of exchange and obligation involved in the act of giving, Mauss called into question many of our social conventions and economic systems. In a world rife with runaway consumption, The Gift continues to excite and challenge
The gift : the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies by Marcel Mauss( Book )

56 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its first publication in English in 1954, Marcel Mauss's Essai sur le Don has been acclaimed as a classic among anthropology texts. A brilliant example of the comparative method, it presents the first systematic study of the custom -- widespread in primitive societies from ancient Rome to present-day Melanesia -- of exchanging gifts." "The gift is a perfect example of what Mauss calls a total social phenomenon, since it involves legal, economic, moral, religious, aesthetic, and other dimensions. He sees the gift exchange as related to individuals and groups as much as to the objects themselves, and his analysis calls into question the social conventions and economic systems that had been taken for granted for so many years." "In a modern translation, introduced by the distinguished anthropologist Mary Douglas, The Gift is essential reading for students of social anthropology and sociology. Book jacket."--Jacket
Seasonal variations of the Eskimo : a study in social morphology by Marcel Mauss( )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published as 'Essai sur les variations saisonnieres des societes Eskimos: etude de morphologie sociale', Part VII of Sociologie et Anthropolie, Presses Unversitaires de France, 1950
A general theory of magic by Marcel Mauss( Book )

45 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and Hungarian and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First written by Marcel Mauss and Henri Humbert in 1902, A General Theory of Magic gained a wide new readership when republished by Mauss in 1950. As a study of magic in 'primitive' societies and its survival today in our thoughts and social actions, it represents what Claude Lévi-Strauss called, in an introduction to that edition, the astonishing modernity of the mind of one of the century's greatest thinkers. The book offers a fascinating snapshot of magic throughout various cultures as well as deep sociological and religious insights still very much relevant today. At a period when art, magic and science appear to be crossing paths once again, A General Theory of Magic presents itself as a classic for our times."--Back cover
Sacrifice: its nature and function by Henri Hubert( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of ethnography by Marcel Mauss( Book )

79 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) was the leading social anthropologist in Paris between the world wars, and his Manuel d'ethnographie, dating from that period, is the longest of all his texts. Despite having had four editions in France, the Manuel has hitherto been unavailable in English. This contrasts with his essays, many of which have long enjoyed the status of classics within anthropology. We are therefore pleased to present, in the English language for the first time, this extraordinary work that is based on the more than thirty lectures Mauss delivered each year under the title 'Instructions in descriptive ethnography, intended for travellers, administrators and missionaries.' Mauss's treatment of fundamental questions, such as how to conceptualize and classify the range of social phenomena known to us from history and ethnography, has lost none of its freshness."--Jacket
The rise of the Celts by Henri Hubert( Book )

20 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology and psychology : essays by Marcel Mauss( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift by Marcel Mauss( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scan down a list of essential works in any introduction to anthropology course and you are likely to see Marcel Mauss masterpiece, The Gift. With this new translation, Mauss classic essay is returned to its original context, published alongside the works that framed its first publication in the 1923-24 issue of LAnnee Sociologique. With a critical foreword by Bill Maurer and a new introduction by translator Jane Guyer, this extended edition is certain to become the standard English version of the essay and gift that keeps on giving. Included alongside the "essay on the gift" are Mauss' memorial accounts of the work of Emile Durkheim and his colleagues who were lost during World War I, as well as his scholarly reviews of influential contemporary such as Franz Boas, J.G. Frazer, Bronislaw Malinowski, and others. Read in the context of these additional pieces, the ?Essay on the Gift? is revealed as a complimentary whole, a gesture of both personal and political generosity: Mauss' honor for his fallen colleagues; his inspiration for modern societies recuperation of the gift as a mode of repair; and his own careful, yet critical, reading of his intellectual milieu. The result sets the scene for a whole new generation of readers to study this essay alongside pieces that exhibit the erudition, political commitment, and generous collegial exchange that first nursed the essay into life. --Cover
Essais de sociologie by Marcel Mauss( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatness and decline of the Celts by Henri Hubert( Book )

18 editions published between 1934 and 1988 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the expansion of the Celts into Europe and with their decline under the Romans from about 500 B.C. up to about 1100 A.D., with the Norman Conquest of England and Wales
Marcel Mauss : a centenary tribute by Wendy James( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are fresh insights into comparative politics and history, modern forms of charity, and new readings of some political and historical aspects of Mauss' work that bear on the analysis of regions such as Africa and the Middle East, relatively neglected by the Durkheimian school and by structuralism. This volume is a timely tribute to mark the centenary of Mauss' early work and confirms the continuing relevance of his ideas
Le socialisme; sa définition, ses débuts, la doctrine saint-simonienne by Émile Durkheim( Book )

26 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in French and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mélanges d'histoire des religions by Henri Hubert( Book )

32 editions published between 1909 and 1983 in French and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sur le don : forme et raison de l'échange dans les sociétés archaïques by Marcel Mauss( Book )

19 editions published between 1923 and 2016 in French and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of sociology : two essays by Marcel Mauss( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book consists of translations of two of Mauss's most significant statements on the social sciences. The first, an early contribution written with Fauconnet, outlines the methodological orientations of the school. The second, written somewhat later, examines the internal organization of sociology as a division of labor. Anthropologists as well as sociologists will find these essays of much interest. Amongst the issues raised by them are how far was Mauss a systematic thinker and how did he see the relation between anthropology and sociology."--Jacket
Techniques, technology and civilisation by Marcel Mauss( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
On prayer by Marcel Mauss( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) never completed his Doctoral thesis on prayer. Yet his scarcely mentioned text of 176 pages (Books I and II), which was privately printed in 1909, can be seen as some of his most important work. His argument that much of prayer is a social act will be of great interest to anthropologists, sociologists and theologians. This is the first English translation to be published It is preceded by a general introduction by W. S. F. Pickering and finally a commentary on Mauss's use of ethnographic material."--BOOK JACKET
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Primitive classification
The gift : forms and functions of exchange in archaic societiesThe gift : the form and reason for exchange in archaic societiesSeasonal variations of the Eskimo : a study in social morphologyA general theory of magicSacrifice: its nature and functionManual of ethnographyThe rise of the CeltsThe gift
Alternative Names
Marcel Mauss antropologo, sociologo e storico delle religioni francese

Marcel Mauss francouzský sociolog a antropolog

Marcel Mauss francuski socjolog i antropolog

Marcel Mauss Frans politicus

Marcel Mauss französischer Ethnologe

Marcel Mauss French sociologist and anthropologist

Marcel Mauss sociólogo e antropólogo francês

Marcel Mauss sociólogo y antropólogo de Francia

Marcel Mauss sociologue et ethnologue français

Marsel Maus

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Mos, Marsel

Moss, M. 1872-1950

Moss, M., 1872-1950 (Marsel)

Moss, M. (Marselʹ), 1872-1950

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Марсел Мос

Марсель Мосс

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Мосс, М. (Марсель), 1872-1950

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מוס, מרסל 1872-1950

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مارسيل موس، 1872-1950

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モース, マルセル 1827-1950