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Author Mauss, Marcel, 1872-1950.

Title Techniques, technology and civilisation / Marcel Mauss ; edited and introduced by Nathan Schlanger
Published New York : Durkheim Press/Berghahn Books, 2006


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Description xiv, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Technology (1901) / Emile Durkheim -- Technology : introduction (1903) / Henri Hubert -- Note on the concept of civilisation (1913) / Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss -- The nation (1920/1953, extracts) -- The divisions of sociology (1927, extracts) -- Debate on the origins of human technology (1929) -- Civilisations, their elements and forms (1929/1930) -- Fragment of a plan of general descriptive sociology (on tradition) (1934, extract) -- Techniques of the body (1935) -- Technology (1935/1947) -- Conceptions which have preceded the notion of matter (1939) -- Techniques and technology (1941/1948)
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-172) and index
Subject Social sciences -- France.
Technology and civilization.
Author Schlanger, Nathan.
LC no. 2005043523
ISBN 1571816623
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 2006
Techniques, technology and civilization