Marcel Mauss

1872 - 1950

Marcel Mauss

Marcel Mauss (French: [mos]; 10 May 1872 – 10 February 1950) was a French sociologist. The nephew of Émile Durkheim, Mauss' academic work traversed the boundaries between sociology and anthropology. Today, he is perhaps better recognised for his influence on the latter discipline, particularly with respect to his analyses of topics such as magic, sacrifice, and gift exchange in different cultures around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Mauss has received more than 330,189 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Marcel Mauss ranks 12 out of 47Before him are Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Robert K. Merton, Norbert Elias, and Niklas Luhmann. After him are Karl Mannheim, Gabriel Tarde, Ulrich Beck, Immanuel Wallerstein, Pitirim Sorokin, and Manuel Castells.

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Among people born in 1872, Marcel Mauss ranks 11Before him are Johan Huizinga, Alexandra Feodorovna, Haakon VII of Norway, Calvin Coolidge, Emil Hácha, and Léon Blum. After him are Louis Blériot, Richard Willstätter, Sergei Diaghilev, Anton Denikin, Paul Langevin, and Djemal Pasha. Among people deceased in 1950, Marcel Mauss ranks 11Before him are Vaslav Nijinsky, Heinrich Mann, Johannes V. Jensen, Albert Lebrun, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, and Léon Blum. After him are Kurt Weill, Vallabhbhai Patel, Willis Carrier, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, and Karl Renner.

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Among people born in France, Marcel Mauss ranks 504 out of 4,109Before him are Louise de La Vallière (1644), Joseph Black (1728), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Claude Chabrol (1930), Hortense de Beauharnais (1783), and Lucien Bonaparte (1775). After him are Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Peter the Hermit (1050), Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Louis Blériot (1872), André Citroën (1878), and Charles-Henri Sanson (1739).