Manual of ethnography

  title={Manual of ethnography},
  author={Marcel Mauss and Dominique Lussier and Nicholas J. Allen},
"In the wake of considerable recent biographical attention to Marcel Mauss in English-language publications, it is fitting that works by him still available only in French appear in translation. The Manual of Ethnography has been expertly translated by Dominique Lussier, and appropriately edited and introduced by N. J. Allen. This historically important document, ...reflects the youthful moment of modern anthropology when the questions and subjects of this discipline came to depend on rigorous… 
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  • C. Gregory
  • Economics
    HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
  • 2013
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