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 Marcel Mauss is an influential figure in the history of anthropology,​ largely due to his theory of [[reciprocity]]. He also wrote several studies on a variety of topics, including sacrifice, the body, the person, magic, and with his mentor [[Emile Durkheim]], a study of symbolic classification. In all of his work, one sees the imprint of Durkheimian sociology. Mauss was one of the key members of *L'​Annee Sociologique*,​ a group of scholars associated with the journal of the same name founded by Durkheim. For this group, Durkheim'​s framework meant that literally everything in any society could be studied and understood in objective terms. Moreover they argued that all societies, no matter how different, possessed a common essence. Every society is a total system, and the elements of social life fit together in one of a few different ways. In Mauss'​s writing one can sense the zeal with which he attempts to tear away the illusions created by looking at the world from the perspective of the individual. ​ Marcel Mauss is an influential figure in the history of anthropology,​ largely due to his theory of [[reciprocity]]. He also wrote several studies on a variety of topics, including sacrifice, the body, the person, magic, and with his mentor [[Emile Durkheim]], a study of symbolic classification. In all of his work, one sees the imprint of Durkheimian sociology. Mauss was one of the key members of *L'​Annee Sociologique*,​ a group of scholars associated with the journal of the same name founded by Durkheim. For this group, Durkheim'​s framework meant that literally everything in any society could be studied and understood in objective terms. Moreover they argued that all societies, no matter how different, possessed a common essence. Every society is a total system, and the elements of social life fit together in one of a few different ways. In Mauss'​s writing one can sense the zeal with which he attempts to tear away the illusions created by looking at the world from the perspective of the individual. ​
  
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 Fournier, Marcel. 2005. Marcel Mauss: A Biography. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Fournier, Marcel. 2005. Marcel Mauss: A Biography. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
  
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