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Author Durkheim, Émile, 1858-1917.
Title Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse. English
The elementary forms of religious life / Emile Durkheim ; translated by Carol Cosman ; abridged with an introduction and notes by Mark S. Cladis.
Imprint Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, [2001]

Author Durkheim, Émile, 1858-1917.
Series Oxford world's classics.
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Subject Religion.
Alt Name Cosman, Carol.
Cladis, Mark Sydney.
Description xli, 358 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0192832557 (pbk.)
OCLC # 46619277
Table of Contents
 Note on the Text 
 Select Bibliography 
 A Chronology of Emile Durkheim 
 The Elementary Forms of Religious Life 
 1A Definition of the Religious Phenomenon and of Religion25
 2The Leading Conceptions of Elementary Religion: I. Animism47
 3The Leading Conceptions of Elementary Religion: II. Naturism63
 4Totemism as Elementary Religion: Historical Review of the Question, Method of Treating It76
 1Central Totemic Beliefs: I. The Totem as Name and Emblem87
 2Central Totemic Beliefs: II. The Totemic Animal and Man101
 3Central Totemic Beliefs: III. The Cosmological System of Totemism and the Notion of Genus109
 4Central Totemic Beliefs: IV. The Individual Totem and the Sexual Totem121
 5The Origins of These Beliefs: I. A Critical Examination of the Theories126
 6The Origins of These Beliefs: II. The Notion of the Totemic Principle or Mana, and the Idea of Force140
 7The Origins of These Beliefs: III. The Genesis of the Notion of the Totemic Principle or Mana153
 8The Notion of Soul183
 9The Notion of Spirits and Gods203
 1The Negative Cult and its Functions: Ascetic Rites221
 2The Positive Cult: I. The Element of Sacrifice243
 3The Positive Cult: II. Mimetic Rites and the Principle of Causality261
 4The Positive Cult: III. Representative of Commemorative Rites276
 5Piacular Rites and the Ambiguity of the Notion of the Sacred289
AppSelect List of Anthropologists and Ethnologists who Informed Durkheim's Work344
 Explanatory Notes345