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The Category Of The Person
A lecture given by Marcel Mauss in 1938, brings about this compilation of comments on his speculation that notions of the person, rather than being primarily philosophical or psychological, have a complex social and ideological origin. Societies ranging from Ancient Greece, India, and China to modern Africa and Papua New Guinea are discussed.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 17th 2004 by Cambridge University Press
(first published December 27th 1985)
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Michael B. Carrithers is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Durham, and a member of its Behaviour, Ecology, and Evolution Research Centre.More about Michael Carrithers...