Primitive Classification / Edition 1

Primitive Classification / Edition 1

by Emile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226173348

ISBN-13: 9780226173344

Pub. Date: 09/28/1967

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss maintain that society is the source of the very categories of human thought. First published in the Année Sociologique in 1903, this classic essay has been translated by Rodney Needham, who also provides a critical introduction.

"[Primitive Classification] will impress the reader with its quiet elegance, its

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Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss maintain that society is the source of the very categories of human thought. First published in the Année Sociologique in 1903, this classic essay has been translated by Rodney Needham, who also provides a critical introduction.

"[Primitive Classification] will impress the reader with its quiet elegance, its direct, logical form, its clarity of style, its spirit of careful, yet bold, exploration."—Harry Alpert, American Journal of Sociology

"Particularly instructive for anyone who wonders what social anthropology is: how, if at all, it differs from sociology and whether it has any unifying theoretical problem."—F. K. Lehman, American Sociological Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226173344
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/1967
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
143
Sales rank:
944,814
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
On Some Primitive Forms of Classification: Contribution to the Study of Collective Representations
The Problem
I. The Australian type of classification
II. Other Australian systems
III. Zuñi, Sioux
IV. China
V. Conclusions
Index

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