The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies (Routledge Classics)

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Since its first publication in England in 1954, Essai sur le don has been much admired and hailed among anthropology texts as a classic.

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Marcel Mauss was a French sociologist and anthropologist. His work profoundly influenced the field of anthropology with respect to topics such as magic, sacrifice, and gift exchange in primitive cultures.

W. D. Halls was an author, educationist, and historian. He translated works by French authors, notably Marcel Mauss and Émile Durkheim, well into his retirement years.

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