Primitive Classification (Routledge Revivals)

Primitive Classification (Routledge Revivals)

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source



In this influential work, first published in English in 1963, Durkheim and Mauss claim that the individual mind is capable of classification and they seek the origin of the a€˜classificatory functiona€™ in society. On the basis of an intensive examination of forms and principles of symbolic classification reported from the Australian aborigines, the ZuApi and traditional China, they try to establish a formal correspondence between social and symbolic classification. From this they argue that the mode of classification is determined by the form of society and that the notions of space, time, hierarchy, number, class and other such cognitive categories are products of society. Dr Needhama€™s introduction assesses the validity of Durkhiem and Maussa€™s argument, traces its continued influence in various disciplines, and indicates its analytical value for future researches in social anthropology.In this influential work, first published in English in 1963, Durkheim and Mauss claim that the individual mind is capable of classification and they seek the origin of the a€˜classificatory functiona€™ in society.


Title:Primitive Classification (Routledge Revivals)
Author: Emile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-12-15
ISBN-13:

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.


Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA