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Primitive classification

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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 'classificatory function' in society. On the basis of an intensive examination of forms and principles of symbolic classification reported from the Australian aborigines, the Zuni 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 ...

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Primitive Classification
2010, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415567923


Primitive Classification
1970, Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC

ISBN-13: 9780710068910

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Primitive Classification
1967, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226173344

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Primitive Classification
1963, Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC

ISBN-13: 9780710013156


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