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  1. Seasonal Variations of the Eskimo

    A Study in Social Morphology

    By Marcel Mauss

    Seasonal Variations of the Eskimo is one of the first books in anthropology to adopt a sociological approach to the analysis of a single society. Mauss links elements of anthropology and human geography, arguing that geographical factors should be considered in relation to a social context in all...

    Published August 28th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Primitive Classification (Routledge Revivals)

    By Emile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss

    In this influential work, first published in English in 1963, Durkheim and Mauss claim that the individual mind is capable of classification and they seek the origin of the ‘classificatory function’ in society. On the basis of an intensive examination of forms and principles of symbolic...

    Published August 18th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Gift

    The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies, 2nd Edition

    By Marcel Mauss

    Series: Routledge Classics

    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...

    Published October 11th 2001 by Routledge

  4. A General Theory of Magic

    2nd Edition

    By Marcel Mauss

    Series: Routledge Classics

    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,...

    Published May 18th 2001 by Routledge

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