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Techniques, Technology and Civilization : Berghahn Ser. - Nathan Schlanger

Techniques, Technology and Civilization

Berghahn Ser.

By: Nathan Schlanger (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2006
ISBN: 9781571816627
Number Of Pages: 196

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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, on body techniques, on practical reason, on nation and civilisation, on progress, and so forth - are here 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.

"The appearance of these two essays... in English for the first time attests to the continuing interest in Marcel Mauss and the fact that re-readings of his work still provide not only fertile ground for new interpretations of the Durkheimian school in general, but also a source of inspiration for scholars approaching Mauss as a remarkably contemporary voice still speaking in many ways to current issues in sociology and anthropology." - Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Introduction : technological commitments : Marcel Mauss and the study of techniques in the French social sciencesp. 1
Technology (1901)p. 31
Technology : introduction (1903)p. 33
Note on the concept of civilisation (1913)p. 35
The nation (1920/1953, extracts)p. 41
The divisions of sociology (1927, extracts)p. 49
Debate on the origins of human technology (1929)p. 55
Civilisations, their elements and forms (1929/1930)p. 57
Fragment of a plan of general descriptive sociology (on tradition) (1934, extract)p. 75
Techniques of the body (1935)p. 77
Technology (1935/1947)p. 97
Conceptions which have preceded the notion of matter (1939)p. 141
Techniques and technology (1941/1948)p. 147
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ISBN: 9781571816627
ISBN-10: 1571816623
Series: Berghahn Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st March 2006
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45