Marcel Mauss

Marcel Mauss In existographies, Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) (GSE:#) was a French sociologist and anthropologist, noted for []

Influences | Influenced
Mauss was a nephew of Emile Durkheim. Mauss influenced Claude Levi-Strauss.

Quotes | On
The following are quotes on Mauss:

“In our temperate societies, subject to much more modest seasonal variations than those of the Eskimo societies Marcel Mauss describes in his groundbreaking study of social thermodynamics, the difference between hot and cold is not as marked as hierarchical thinking would like it to be. An activist sociology can nevertheless compensate for the tepid climate by instituting artificial freezers, centers of male frigidity that would augment social production and thus counterbalance the damage done by entropy.”
— Denis Hollier (1997), Absent Without Leave [1]

“The ambition in this book is to consider modern technology as what Marcel Mauss called a total social phenomenon, viewed from the combined perspectives of history, sociology, economics, thermodynamics, ecology, epistemology, and culture theory.”
Alf Hornborg (2016), Global Magic (pg. 18)

References
1. Hollier, Denis. (1997). Absent Without Leave: French Literature Under the Threat of War (pg. 42). Publisher.

External links
‚óŹ Marcel Mauss – Wikipedia.

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