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Durkheim, the Action Française and the Question of Nationalism

Sue Stedman-Jones

called ‘AF’), which was formed out of the response to it. The Ligue de la Patrie Fran ç aise had a relatively short life and morphed into its more radical progeny. Central to the Affair also was the question of nationalism: ‘La question nationale est au

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Book Reviews

Keith Hart, Florence Weber, Nathan Schlanger, Gavin Flood, and Mike Gane

Marcel Mauss, Manual of Ethnography, edited by N. J. Allen, translated by D. Lussier, Oxford and New York: Durkheim Press/Berghahn Press, 2007, pp. 212.

Marcel Mauss, Techniques, Technology and Civilisation, edited and introduced by Nathan Schlanger, New York and Oxford, Durkheim Press/ Berghahn Books, 2006, pp. 178.

Marcel Mauss, Essai sur le don. Forme et raison de l’échange dans les sociétés archaïques, introduction de Florence Weber, Paris: Quadrige/ Presses Universitaires de France, [1925] 2007.

Louise Child, Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness: Durkheim, Emotional Energy and Visions of the Consort, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007, pp. vii, 197.

James Dingley, Nationalism, Social Theory and Durkheim, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp. 221.

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Marcel Mauss’s ‘Internal Critique of the “Legend of Abraham”’

Adeel Hamza and John Gannon

) that contaminate racism and nationalism. Thus, ‘what theoretical racism calls “race” or “culture” is … a continued origin of the nation, a concentrate of the qualities which belong to the nationals “as their own”; it is in the “race of its children

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The Gift of The Nation

Marcel Mauss and the Intersocial Turn of Sociology

Francesco Callegaro

With the exception of Max Weber's brief and quite preliminary study of 1910, no recognised classical sociologist has managed to tackle the question of the nation and nationalism in all its extent before the Great War ( Smith 1983 ; Vujačić 2001

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Frenchman, Jew, Positivist

Reading the Rules and Mapping Émile Durkheim in Germany

Wiebke Keim

). First, transnational reception of Durkheim was embedded in a complex geometry of power between two nation states during a historical period when competitive nationalism was at its peak. Second, Durkheim's reception was affected by the way he was

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Malinowski and Mauss Exchanging Knowledge in Interwar Europe

Lessons in Internationalism

Leo Coleman

-colonial nationalism – a phenomenon he barely deigned to notice), and in all these respects deeply imperial. 20 From the perspective of anthropological theory, still, there are deeper issues at stake in the ambivalent embrace between liberal imperialism, even in its

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Decolonising Durkheimian Conceptions of the International

Colonialism and Internationalism in the Durkheimian School during and after the Colonial Era

Grégoire Mallard and Jean Terrier

the twentieth century vis-à-vis colonisation. On the one hand, these scientists set up the theoretical foundations for a coherent criticism of essentialist racialism and nationalism – some of them, like Marcel Mauss, went as far as developing an

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‘Nothing Is Less Universal than the Idea of Race’

Alfred Métraux, American Social Science and UNESCO's Anti-Racist Campaign in 1950s Paris

Alice L. Conklin

–46 ; Juteau 2006 ; Noiriel 2007 ). This view has been recently re-evaluated in the context of Durkheim's writings on nationalism (Susan Stedman-Jones's article in this issue), and warrants further investigation. However, it is worth noting in this context