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The Nature of Sociology

Marcel Mauss
Translated by William Jeffrey
Introduction by Mike Gane

116 pages, index

ISBN  978-1-57181-659-7 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (April 2005)

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Having taken over the leadership of the French school of sociology after the death of his uncle, Emile Durkheim, in 1917, Mauss, celebrated author of The Gift, re-launched the flagship journal, the Année sociologique. Here are two of Mauss's most significant statements on the social sciences. The first, written with Fauconnet, outlines the methodological orientations of the school. The second examines the internal organization of sociology as a division of intellectual labor. The essays are of interest to anthropologists as well as sociologists for Mauss, like Durkheim, did not distinguish in detail the two disciplines.

Mike Gane is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University. He has published widely on Durkheimian sociology, on Baudrillard, and his has edited two collections on Foucault.  His recent writings have concerned Comte, Marx, Mauss, Lyotard, Canguilhem, Baudrillard, Derrida, and Virilio.

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Subject: Religion Sociology Theory & Methodology in Anthropology
Area:

LC: HM585 .M346 2005

BL: YC.2007.a.906

BISAC: REL000000 RELIGION/General; SOC039000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Sociology of Religion; SOC019000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Methodology

BIC: HRAM Religious issues & debates; JHB Sociology




Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction
Mike Gane

Sociology
(with Paul Fauconnet)

Sociology: Its Divisions and Their Relative Weightings

Chapter 1. The Sequence or Order of the Parts of Sociology
Chapter 2. On the Proportions of the Parts of Sociology
Chapter 3. Concrete Divisions of Sociology
Chapter 4. The Place of Applied Sociology or Politics

Additional Bibliographical Note
Index

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