Translator’s Note: Mauss’s original notes appear as footnotes (i, ii, iii etc). Editorial notes appear
as endnotes (1, 2, 3 etc). All square brackets are absent from the original text,
and have been especially inserted in Mauss’s footnotes to help with clarifying
or correcting his references. The bibliography provided at the end lists these
together with the references in our introduction and endnotes.