Intro Work Marcel Mauss

Author: Claude Levi-Strauss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136188878
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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Althusser The Infinite Farewell

Author: Emilio de Ípola
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822372142
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In Althusser, The Infinite Farewell—originally published in Spanish and appearing here in English for the first time—Emilio de Ípola contends that Althusser’s oeuvre is divided between two fundamentally different and at times contradictory projects. The first is the familiar Althusser, that of For Marx and Reading Capital. Symptomatically reading these canonical texts alongside Althusser’s lesser-known writings, de Ípola reveals a second, subterranean current of thought that flows throughout Althusser’s classic formulations and which only gains explicit expression in his later works. This subterranean current leads Althusser to move toward an aleatory materialism, or a materialism of the encounter. By explicating this key aspect of Althusser’s theoretical practice, de Ípola revitalizes classic debates concerning major theoretico-political topics, including the relationship between Marxism, structuralism, and psychoanalysis; the difference between ideology, philosophy, and science; and the role of contingency and subjectivity in political encounters and social transformation. In so doing, he underscores Althusser’s continuing importance to political theory and Marxist and post-Marxist thought.

Soziologie und Anthropologie

Author: Marcel Mauss
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531171500
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Die in dieser zweibändigen Ausgabe zusammengefassten Aufsätze von Marcel Mauss haben nicht nur in der Soziologie zahlreiche Arbeiten maßgeblich beeinflusst. Der lange im Schatten seines Onkels Emile Durkheim stehende französische Sozialwissenschaftler ist heute weltweit so aktuell wie noch nie zuvor.

The Logic of the Gift

Author: Alan D. Schrift
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134714777
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Die Gabe

Author: Marcel Mauss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783518283431
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Afrika/Europa - Siedlung - Handel/Verkehr - Wirtschaftsgeschichte.

Essays on Individualism

Author: Louis Dumont
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226169583
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Louis Dumont's Essays on Individualism is an ambitious attempt to place the modern ideology of individualism in a broad anthropological perspective. The result of twenty years of scholarship and inquiry, the interrelated essays gathered here not only trace the genesis and growth of individualism as the dominant force in Western philosophy, but also analyze the differences between this modern system of thought and those of other, nonmodern cultures. The collection represents an important contribution to Western society's understanding of itself and its place in the world.

Marcel Mauss

Author: Lecturer in Social Anthropology Wendy James, Dr, PhD
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571817037
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Recently and starting in France, the interest in Mauss' work has increased noticeably as witnessed by several reassessments of its relevance to current social theory. This collection of original essays is the first to introduce the English-language reader to the current reevaluation of his ideas in continental Europe.

Georges Bataille

Author: Stuart Kendall
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861895895
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Georges Bataille was arguably the greatest influence on the poststructuralist revolution in twentieth-century thought and literature, yet few truly understand his work and legacy. Stuart Kendall now translates the work and life of this renowned French writer, anthropologist, and philosopher into a concise yet informative biography that reveals fascinating facets of this intellectual giant. Until his death in 1962, Bataille was an instrumental force in philosophical debate, acting as a foil for both Surrealism and Existentialism and advocating radical views that spanned the entire spectrum of political thought. Georges Bataille chronicles these aspects of his intellectual development, as well as tracing out his pivotal role in the creation of the College of Sociology and how his writings in aesthetics and art history laid the groundwork for visual culture studies. Kendall positions Bataille at the heart of a prodigous community of thinkers, including André Breton, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Jacques Lacan. A compelling account, Georges Bataille will be invaluable for all thinkers who have benefited from Bataille’s lasting contributions.

Politics of the Gift

Author: Gerald Moore
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688277
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Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows

A General Theory of Magic

Author: Marcel Mauss
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415253963
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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, 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.