Miller also revisits Durkheim's launch of the journal Annee sociologique
, his partnership with fellow French sociologist Marcel Mauss, and the ways in which both informed the writing of The Elemental Forms.
Nao por acaso, no prefacio do primeiro volume do Annee Sociologique, publicado em 1898, o proprio Durkheim afirmou: "a historia so pode ser uma ciencia na medida em que explica, e nao pode explicar senao comparando.
Assim, contrariando os usos consagrados em portugues, ela traduz Annee Sociologique por Ano Sociologico (p.
, with twelve volumes appearing between 1898 and 1913, aspired to review the international literature in all branches of sociology and to publish the original work of Durkheim's collaborators.
One of Lemaire's main sources of inspiration is AntoineMeillet's seminal article 'Comment les mots changent de sens' (Annee sociologique
, 9 (1905-06), 1-38), in whichMeillet distinguished between system-internal constraints on semantic change or the relationship between words and words; system-external influences based on the relationship between words and objects; and system-external influences based on the uses speakers of different social groups make of words.
Fournier presents a complex, politically engaged Mauss that resonates far beyond "The Gift." The stage is set: a provincial boy badgered by his famous uncle Emile to succeed at the study of religion, Mauss eventually becomes the point man on this topic for Annee Sociologique
. Mauss finds his "work twin" Henri Hubert at the Ecole Pratique.