Mauss revised the articles on the categorization of sociological science and on religion. He took critically the argument of Durkheim that science developed through the cooperative attempt and abandoned his own studies. Consequently, in 1908 Durkheim made a decision to reduce the circulation of the journal. Most of the early published work of Mauss was in partnership with other professionals and was issued in L'Année. He produced The Nature and Function of Sacrifice, Prolegomena to a General Theory of Magic, and Introduction to Religious Phenomena, in collaboration with Henry Hubert (James & Allen, 1998). He wrote Primitive Classification and several reviews and articles in collaboration with Durkheim. Mauss on no account intentionally defied the sociological teachings of Durkheim, though the allocation of task between them had given the theory to Durkheim and examples to Mauss (Sykes, 2004). Mauss was appointed a director of L'Année when Durkheim passed away in 1917. His work turned out to be more evidently ethnographic after the First World War as he attempted to continue the traditional scope and content of the journal. His work The Gift developed from the ethnographic studies of social structure and exchange in Melanesia by Bronislaw Malinowski. The Profession of Anthropology.
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