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Durkheim’s effervescence and its Maussian afterlife in medical anthropology

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What, if not Durkheim’s ‘collective representations’ acquired during exalted states of effervescence, gives rise to society, culture and science? Marcel Mauss provides another answer by pointing to the different rhythms of social relationships and the human effort to synchronise them. The seasonal cycle of the Eskimo [Inuit], Mauss argues, is in accord with their game; hence people disperse in summer to pursue economic activities in small bands, while they congregate in dense house-complex...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3167/ds.2017.230106

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7734-4712
Publisher:
Berghahn Journals Publisher's website
Journal:
Durkheimian Studies Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
76–105
Publication date:
2019-07-26
Acceptance date:
2019-05-22
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EISSN:
1752-2307
ISSN:
1362-024X
Source identifiers:
1033591
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pubs:1033591
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uuid:c57795cc-ae47-4393-a29c-7937709a9127
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pubs:1033591
Deposit date:
2019-07-19

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