Marcel Mauss

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Marcel Mauss (10 May 1872 – 10 February 1950) was a French sociologist whose academic work traversed the boundaries between sociology and anthropology. His best known work is Essai sur le don [The Gift].


  • Sociologie et anthropologie, Paris: PUF, 1950; 4th ed., Paris: PUF, 1968, 482 pp.
    • Sociología y antropología, trans. Teresa Rubio de Martín-Retortillo, Madrid: Técnos, 1971. Trans. of 4th French ed. (Spanish)
    • Sociologia e antropologia, trans. Paulo Neves, São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2003. (Brazilian Portuguese)
    • Sosyoloji ve antropoloji, trans. Özcan Doğan, Ankara: Doğubatı, n.d. (Turkish)
  • Œuvres [Works], 3 vols., Paris: Minuit, 1968-69.


On techniques and technology
  • "Les techniques du corps", Journal de Psychologie 32:3-4 (Mar-Apr 1936), pp 271-293; repr. in Mauss, Sociologie et anthropologie, 1950; 1973. Paper presented at the Société de Psychologie, 17 May 1934. [2] [3] (French)
    • "Le tecniche del corpo", trans. Franco Zannino, in Teoria generale della magia e altri saggi, Turin: Einaudi, 1965. (Italian)
    • "Técnicas y movimientos corporales", trans. Teresa Rubio de Martín-Retortillo, in Mauss, Sociología y antropología, Madrid: Tecnos, 1971, pp 337-356. (Spanish)
    • "Techniques of the Body", trans. Ben Brewster, Economy and Society 2:1 (1973), pp 70-88, ARG; repr. in Incorporations, eds. Jonathan Crary and Sanford Kwinter, New York: Zone Books, 1992, pp 455-477. (English)
    • "Sposoby posługiwania się ciałem", in Mauss, Socjologia i antropologia, Warsaw: PWN, 1973, pp 533-566; abridged repr. in Antropologia kultury. Zagadnienia i wybór tekstów, I, Warsaw: WUW, 2001, pp 201-211. (Polish)
    • "Die Techniken des Körpers", in Mauss, Soziologie und Anthropologie, 2, Munich: Hanser, 1975, pp 197-220; repr., Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1989, pp 197-220. (German)
    • "Techniki tela" [Техники тела], in Moss, Общества, Обмен, Личность, Moscow: Nauka, 1996, pp 242-263. (Russian)
    • "As técnicas do corpo", trans. Paulo Neves, in Mauss, Sociologia e antropologia, São Paulo: Cosac & Naify, 2003, pp 399-422. [4] (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • "Les techniques et la technologie", in Mauss, Oeuvres, 3, pp 250-256. (French)
  • "La nation" [1920], in Mauss, Oeuvres, 3, pp 573ff. (French)


  • Marcel Mauss: A Centenary Tribute, eds. Wendy James and N.J. Allen, Berghahn Books, 1998. [5] (English)
  • Marcel Fournier, Marcel Mauss, Paris: Fayard, 1994.

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