Mauss Marcel

Mauss Marcel

(1872-1950) French social anthropologist who collaborated with Emile DURKHEIM in the editorship of the ANNÉE SOCIOLOGIQUE and influenced LÉVI-STRAUSS. Among his most important studies are Primitive Classification (with Durkheim, 1902) and The Gift (1925). see GIFT EXCHANGE.
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