Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226173344 Published September 1967 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada

Primitive Classification

Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss

Primitive Classification
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Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss

Translated by Rodney Needham
143 pages | © 1963
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226173344 Published September 1967 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada
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
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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