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Mauss, Marcel 1872-1950

Works: 399 works in 1,379 publications in 9 languages and 18,687 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, Publishing director, Other, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Honoree
Classifications: D70, 394
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The gift : forms and functions of exchange in archaic societies by Marcel Mauss( Book )

80 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,781 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
Primitive classification by Émile Durkheim( Book )

67 editions published between 1063 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,544 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
Sociology and psychology : essays by Marcel Mauss( Book )

67 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,024 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"
Sacrifice: its nature and function by Henri Hubert( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general theory of magic by Marcel Mauss( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 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 Le;vi-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
Manual of ethnography by Marcel Mauss( Book )

73 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 766 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 )

21 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seasonal variations of the Eskimo : a study in social morphology by Marcel Mauss( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 500 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
Socialism and Saint-Simon (Le socialisme) by Émile Durkheim( Book )

42 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous study of the development of socialism, but the greatest of French sociologists, continues to be a rich source of insight into both socialist thought and Durkheim's theories. This important and influential work treats socialism in its most dynamic sense: as a social and moral philosophy, a way of life and thought. It provides a useful perspective on the nature of socialist thought before Lenin, carefully defining the differences between communism and socialism. This first English translation of Le Socialisme reveals Saint-Simon's profound influence upon the author's thinking Durkheim devotes a major part of the book to an examination of the doctrines of this early nineteenth-century socialist, the common ancestor of such notable theorists as Comte, Marx, and the author himself
The greatness and decline of the Celts by Henri Hubert( Book )

22 editions published between 1932 and 1988 in English and French and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initialement paru en 1932, cet ouvrage regroupe l'ensemble des travaux de Henri Hubert, véritable précurseur des études celtiques. Aujourd'hui encore, "Les Celtes" restent une référence : par l'ampleur de la période considérée (de l Âge du Bronze au VIIe siècle ap. J.-C.) et par la diversité des disciplines mobilisées (archéologie, histoire, linguistique).Henri Hubert s'attache à décrire l'organisation sociale et religieuse de cette civilisation à la fois mythique et méconnue - elle n'a laissé aucun écrit-, qui a essaimé dans toute l'Europe. Son hégémonie fut progressivement réduite à néant par les assauts successifs des conquêtes romaine, saxonne puis scandinave. Ce vaste panorama est l'occasion de mieux cerner la part de l'héritage celtique dans le monde occidental contemporain
Essais de sociologie by Marcel Mauss( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Mauss : a centenary tribute by W James( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 253 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
Die Gabe : Form und Funktion des Austauschs in archaischen Gesellschaften by Marcel Mauss( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afrika/Europa - Siedlung - Handel/Verkehr - Wirtschaftsgeschichte
The nature of sociology : two essays by Marcel Mauss( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 198 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and French and held by 198 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
Mélanges d'histoire des religions by Henri Hubert( Book )

32 editions published between 1909 and 2002 in French and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Celtes et l'expansion celtique jusqu'à l'époque de La Tène by Henri Hubert( Book )

15 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On prayer by Marcel Mauss( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints, heroes, myths, and rites : classical Durkheimian studies of religion and society by Marcel Mauss( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Mauss : le fait social total by Bruno Karsenti( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Marcel Mauss antropologo, sociologo e storico delle religioni francese

Marcel Mauss francuski socjolog i antropolog

Marcel Mauss Frans politicus

Marcel Mauss französischer Ethnologe

Marcel Mauss French sociologist and anthropologist

Marcel Mauss sociólogo y antropólogo de Francia

Marsel Maus

Marsels Moss

Mauss, M.

Mauss, Marcel

Mauss, Marcel 1872-k1950

Mauss, Marchel 1872-1950

Mos, Marsel

Moss, M. 1872-1950

Moss, M. (Marselʹ), 1872-1950

Μαρσέλ Μος

Марсел Мос

Марсель Мосс

Мосс, М 1872-1950

Мосс, М. (Марсель), 1872-1950

Мосс, Марсель

מוס, מרסל 1872-1950

מרסל מוס

مارسل موس

مارسيل موس، 1872-1950

مرسيل موس

모스, 마르셀 1827-1950


モース, M

モース, マルセル

モース, マルセル 1827-1950


Primitive classificationSacrifice: its nature and functionA general theory of magicManual of ethnographyThe rise of the CeltsSeasonal variations of the Eskimo : a study in social morphologySocialism and Saint-Simon (Le socialisme)Marcel Mauss : a centenary tribute