Claude L vi Strauss and the Making of Structural Anthropology

Claude L  vi Strauss and the Making of Structural Anthropology

As anthropology continues to transform itself, this book affords a broad and balanced account of the remarkable accomplishments of one of the great intellectual innovators of the 20th century.

Author: Marcel Hénaff

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816627614

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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As anthropology continues to transform itself, this book affords a broad and balanced account of the remarkable accomplishments of one of the great intellectual innovators of the 20th century. It presents an authoritative and accessible analysis of Claude Levi-Strauss's research in anthropological theory and practice as well as his contributions to debates surrounding linguistics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics.
Categories: Social Science

Myth and Meaning

Myth and Meaning

In these five lectures originally prepared for the CBC, Claude Lévi-Strauss, one of the world's greatest living thinkers, offers the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover their significance for human ...

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802063489

Category: Ethnophilosophy

Page: 54

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In these five lectures originally prepared for the CBC, Claude Levi-Strauss, one of the world's greatest living thinkers, offers the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover their significance for human understanding.
Categories: Ethnophilosophy

Introduction to the Work of Marcel Mauss

Introduction to the Work of Marcel Mauss

Claude Levis-Strauss approaches Mauss by combining anthropology and structural linguistics to assess his achievements and intentions arguing that Mauss - who at the time represented the mainstream of French anthropology - was in fact ...

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415151589

Category: Social Science

Page: 89

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Claude Levis-Strauss approaches Mauss by combining anthropology and structural linguistics to assess his achievements and intentions arguing that Mauss - who at the time represented the mainstream of French anthropology - was in fact structuralist mangue. He then goes on to formulate the central tenets of structuralist thought - the belief in societies being organized on immutable and unconscious laws.
Categories: Social Science

The Raw and the Cooked

The Raw and the Cooked

Analyzes the myths concerning cooked food, the seasons, water, the stars, and other subjects in the culture of the Bororo Indians of Brazil

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226474879

Category: Social Science

Page: 387

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Analyzes the myths concerning cooked food, the seasons, water, the stars, and other subjects in the culture of the Bororo Indians of Brazil
Categories: Social Science

Structural Anthropology

Structural Anthropology

The “structural method,” first set forth in this epoch-making book, changed the very face of social anthropology.

Author: Claude Levi-strauss

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046509516X

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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The “structural method,” first set forth in this epoch-making book, changed the very face of social anthropology. This reissue of a classic will reintroduce readers to Lévi-Strauss's understanding of man and society in terms of individuals—kinship, social organization, religion, mythology, and art.
Categories: Social Science

The Story of Lynx

The Story of Lynx

The Story of Lynx addresses and clarifies all the major issues that have occupied Lévi-Strauss for decades, and is the only one of his books in which he explicitly connects history and structuralism.

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226474720

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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The Story of Lynx addresses and clarifies all the major issues that have occupied Levi-Strauss for decades, and is the only one of his books in which he explicitly connects history and structuralism. The result is a work that will appeal to those interested in American Indian mythology. It will be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the thought of one of the most important and influential minds of the twentieth century.
Categories: Social Science

The Savage Mind

The Savage Mind

Discusses the significance of totemism among primitive peoples and its interpretation by anthropologists and philosophies

Author: Claude Lvi-strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226474844

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

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Discusses the significance of totemism among primitive peoples and its interpretation by anthropologists and philosophies
Categories: Philosophy

Structural Anthropology Volume 2

Structural Anthropology  Volume 2

Brings together important writings representative of the eminent French anthropologist's ethnological theories and work Structural Anthropology provides an introduction to his distinctive approach to anthropology as the study of a science ...

Author: Claude Lv̌i-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226474917

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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Brings together important writings representative of the eminent French anthropologist's ethnological theories and work
Categories: Social Science

The View from Afar

The View from Afar

This collection touches on a wide range of anthropological issues, including family and marriage, myths, and rites, the environment and its representation, and constraint and freedom.

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226474747

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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This collection touches on a wide range of anthropological issues, including family and marriage, myths, and rites, the environment and its representation, and constraint and freedom. The essays encompass more than forty years of analysis and constrain arguments that are as relevant today as they were thirty years ago. "Hardly a field remains untouched—sociobiology, linguistics, botany, genetics, psychiatry, esthetics, ecology, politics, neuroscience, education, morality, psychology. . . . It's all breathtaking and alarming, some of it wonderful, some of it ridiculous. . . . At times the experience is exhilarating."—Richard A. Shweder, New York Times Book Review
Categories: Social Science

The Way of the Masks

The Way of the Masks

Originally published under the title La Voie des masques, Sylvia Modelski has translated Claude Levi-Strauss' explanation of the tribal masks of coastal British Columbia with reference to kinship ties, incest prohibition and myths.

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 077480761X

Category: Indian masks

Page: 249

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Originally published under the title La Voie des masques, Sylvia Modelski has translated Claude Levi-Strauss' explanation of the tribal masks of coastal British Columbia with reference to kinship ties, incest prohibition and myths.
Categories: Indian masks

The Jealous Potter

The Jealous Potter

Essays discuss South American myths, pottery folklore, the cosmological symbolism of the sloth, Iroquois creation myths, and the psychological aspects of folklore This book is entertainment for the intellect, a diverting series of themes ...

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226474801

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Essays discuss South American myths, pottery folklore, the cosmological symbolism of the sloth, Iroquois creation myths, and the psychological aspects of folklore
Categories: Social Science

The Elementary Structures of Kinship

The Elementary Structures of Kinship

It was republished in a revised French edition in 1967 with a new foreword by the author, and it is this text with his further emendations that has been used in this translation.

Author: Claude Levi-Strauss

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807096802

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Professor Lévi-Strauss’s first major work, Les Structures élémentaires de la Parenté, has acquired a classic reputation since its original publication in 1949; and it has become the constant focus of academic debate about central theoretical concerns in social anthropology. It is, however, a long and difficult book for many students to read in French, and its arguments have consequently become known, even among professional anthropologists, largely through critical analysis. It was republished in a revised French edition in 1967 with a new foreword by the author, and it is this text with his further emendations that has been used in this translation. Lévi-Strauss applies his intellectual powers to the perennial problem of incest, which he elucidates by means of the concept of exchange as formulated by Marcel Mauss in his famous analysis of the gift (Essai sur le don, 1925). He distinguishes two elementary modes of exchange which govern not only the conventional variety of goods and services but also the transfer of women in marriage: these are “restricted” and “generalized” exchange. With a mass of ethnographic evidence he demonstrates how the formidable intricacy of marriage customs, comprising moral and jural ideas and institutions (which appear to be essentially arbitrary), can be seen as local and historical rules of exchange. Charles Lévi-Strauss traces these rules throughout a vast range of simple societies, chiefly in Australia and mainland Southeast Asia but also in the Americas, in Oceania, and in other parts of the world. To this survey he adds two extended sections on the great civilizations of China and India. He continues with a briefer consideration of the passage from elementary to complex structures, with particular reference to African societies, and concludes with a stimulating chapter on the principles of kinship, exchange as the universal basis for marriage prohibitions, and the formal relations between the sexes as part of a universe of communication. Although much of the work is technical, consisting of detailed analyses of types of social organization with which social anthropologists will be most familiar, it also contains much that will be of interest to psychologists, linguists, and philosophers, and to all who are interested in the possibility and the technique of the structural analysis of human activity. After the successes, moreover, of Lévi-Strauss’s subsequent books—notably Structural Anthropology, Tristes Tropiques, Totemism, and The Savage Mind—this new edition of the work which founded his present outstanding reputation will have additional value as a further means of contact with one of the original minds of this century. The translation has been made by James Harle Bell and John Richard von Sturmer, of the University of New England, Australia, and by Rodney Needham, of the University of Oxford. Dr. Needham also acted as general editor and supplied the work with a new general index. He is the translator of Lévi-Strauss’s Le Totemisme aujourd’hui and author of Structure and Sentiment (1962) and numerous papers which have contributed to the recognition of Professor Lévi-Strauss’s work in the English-speaking world.
Categories: Social Science

Claude L vi Strauss

Claude L  vi Strauss

One of the world’s leading anthropologists assesses the work of the founder of structural anthropology As a young man, Maurice Godelier was Claude Lévi-Strauss’s assistant.

Author: Maurice Godelier

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781784787097

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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One of the world's leading anthropologists assesses the work of the founder of structural anthropology Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss was among the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. In this rigorous study, Maurice Godelier traces the evolution of his thought. Focusing primarily on Lévi-Strauss' analysis of kinship and myth, Godelier provides an assessment of his intellectual achievements and legacy. Meticulously researched,Claude Lévi-Strauss is written in a clear and accessible style. The culmination of decades of engagement with Lévi-Strauss' work, this book will prove indispensible to students of Lévi-Strauss' thought and structural anthropology more generally.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Claude Levi Strauss

Claude Levi Strauss

Jean-Marie Benoist interroge Claude Lévi-Strauss, CNAC Magazine, no. 1 (
January–February 1981), pp. 11-12. Charbonnier, Entretiens, pp. 125–6, 144.
Ibid., pp. 63-4, 73-5. Lévi-Strauss's interest in primitive art was not just theoretical.

Author: David Pace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317400738

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Lévi-Strauss is one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century yet he is a very private and isolated figure, who has been reticent about himself. This book, first published in 1983,provides a fascinating insight into his character through a careful reading of the more speculative passages of his books and interviews. His personal existential and psychological orientation is explored through a structural analysis of Tristes Tropiques, his most personal book, and his writings on art, nature and civilization and through a consideration of his debt to Rousseau. Dr Pace examines in depth Lévi-Strauss’s critique of cultural evolutionism and his attack on the notion of world history. He assesses the political implications of Lévi-Strauss’s own interpretation of human progress through an examination of his debates with Sartre and other Marxists in the 1950s and 1960s and his subsequent movement to the right. The author’s concern throughout is to place the world-view of this great French anthropologist in the context of twentieth-century intellectuals’ struggle to come to grips with cultural relativism and the ‘problem’ of the primitive.
Categories: Social Science

The Naked Man

The Naked Man

. Apart from the complicated transformations discovered and the fascinating constructions placed on these, the stories themselves provide a feast."—Betty Abel, Contemporary Review "Lévi-Strauss uses the structural method he developed to ...

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226474968

Category: Social Science

Page: 746

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"The Naked Man is the fourth and final volume [of Mythologiques], written by the most influential and probably the most controversial anthropologist of our time. . . . Myths from North and South America are set side by side to show their transformations: in passing from person to person and place to place, a myth can change its content and yet retain its structural principles. . . . Apart from the complicated transformations discovered and the fascinating constructions placed on these, the stories themselves provide a feast."—Betty Abel, Contemporary Review "Lévi-Strauss uses the structural method he developed to analyze and 'decode' the mythology of native North Americans, focusing on the area west of the Rockies. . . . [The author] takes the opportunity to refute arguments against his method; his chapter 'Finale' is a defense of structural analysis as well as the closing statement of this four-volume opus which started with an 'Ouverture' in The Raw and the Cooked."—Library Journal "The culmination of one of the major intellectual feats of our time."—Paul Stuewe, Quill and Quire
Categories: Social Science

Totemism

Totemism

"Levi-Strauss continues his assault on the myth of the primitice as savage by turning to the phenomena of totemism an totoemix classification ... to show, contrary to this myth, that primitive thought rests upon a rich and complex ...

Author: Claude Levi-Strauss

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807046807

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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"Levi-Strauss continues his assault on the myth of the primitice as savage by turning to the phenomena of totemism an totoemix classification ... to show, contrary to this myth, that primitive thought rests upon a rich and complex conceptual structure." – Commentary
Categories: Philosophy

The Origin of Table Manners

The Origin of Table Manners

"The Origin of Table Manners is the third volume of a tetralogy devoted to American Indian mythology.

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226474933

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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"The Origin of Table Manners is the third volume of a tetralogy devoted to American Indian mythology. Unlike the first two volumes (The Raw and the Cooked, From Honey to Ashes), which are devoted to South American myths, the present one establishes relations with North America, which is the subject of the fourth (The Naked Man). . . . In the course of the analysis, the myths link up with ideas of more general interest. Thus, we find discussions of numeration, of morals, and of the origin of the novel. . . . The Origin of Table Manners is thus of special interest to students of American Indian mythology, although it contains ideas of interest to other fields and even to the general reader."—Daniel C. Raffalovich, American Anthropologist "An immense anthropological erudition is here wielded by one of the world's finest minds, and the myths themselves have never been taken more seriously. . . . [Lévi-Strauss] raises issues and then resolves them with the suspenseful cunning of a mystery novelist."—John Updike, New Yorker
Categories: Social Science

Look Listen Read

Look  Listen  Read

Examines how timeless works of art, including the visual, musical, and literary arts, touch the essential humanity in all persons that transcends nationality, and converge cultural differences into universal principles, and redfines the ...

Author: Claude Levi-strauss

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004105360

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Examines how timeless works of art, including the visual, musical, and literary arts, touch the essential humanity in all persons that transcends nationality, and converge cultural differences into universal principles, and redfines the role art plays inthe human mind
Categories: Social Science

Conversations with Claude L vi Strauss

Conversations with Claude L  vi Strauss

This is a rare opportunity to become acquainted with a great thinker in all his dimensions.

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher:

ISBN: 0226474755

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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At the age of eighty, one of the most influential yet reclusive intellectuals of the twentieth century consented to his first interviews in nearly thirty years. Hailed by Le Figaro as "an event," the resulting conversations between Claude Lévi-Strauss and Didier Eribon (a correspondent for Le Nouvel Observateur) reveal the great anthropologist speaking of his life and work with ease and humor. Now available in English, the conversations are rich in Lévi-Strauss's candid appraisals of some of the best-known figures of the Parisian intelligentsia: surrealists André Breton and Max Ernst, with whom Lévi-Strauss shared a bohemian life in 1940s Manhattan; de Beauvoir, Sartre, and Camus, the stars of existentialism; Leiris, Foucault, Dumézil, Jacob, Lacan, and others. His long friendships with Jakobson and Merleau-Ponty are recalled, as well as his encounters with prominent figures in American anthropology: Lowie, Boas (who suddenly died in his chair beside Lévi-Strauss at a banquet at Columbia University), Benedict, Linton, Mead, and Kroeber. Lévi-Strauss speaks frankly about how circumstances and his own inclinations, after his early fieldwork in Brazil, led him to embrace theoretical work. His straightforward answers to Eribon's penetrating questions—What is a myth? What is structuralism? Are you a philosopher?—clarify his intellectual motives and the development of his research; his influential role as an administrator, including the founding of the Laboratory of Social Anthropology and of the journal L'Homme; the course of his writings, from Elementary Structures of Kinship to The Jealous Potter; and his thoughts on the conduct of anthropology today. Never before has Lévi-Strauss spoken so freely on so many aspects of his life: his initial failure to be elected to the Collège de France; his reaction to the events of May 1968; his regrets at not being a great investigative reporter or playwright; his deep identification with Wagner, Proust, and Rousseau. This is a rare opportunity to become acquainted with a great thinker in all his dimensions.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A World on the Wane

A World on the Wane

This is a new release of the original 1961 edition.

Author: C. Levi-Strauss

Publisher:

ISBN: 1494110180

Category:

Page: 452

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This is a new release of the original 1961 edition.
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