Claude Lévi-Strauss and the Making of Structural Anthropology

Author: Marcel Hénaff

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627615

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.
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Structural Anthropology

Author: Claude Lv̌i-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226474915

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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Brings together important writings representative of the eminent French anthropologist's ethnological theories and work
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Lévi-Strauss Today

An Introduction to Structural Anthropology

Author: Robert Deliège

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859738337

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Robert Deliège's book provides a concise overview of the monumental work of one of the greatest and most prolific thinkers of the 20th century. Claude Lévi-Strauss has had a profound and lasting impact on the course of contemporary anthropology. One could further argue that he has spawned a discipline in and of itself, so widespread has the influence of structuralism been, from linguistics to philosophy to psychology. He had a formative influence on such thinkers as Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, also Ernest Gellner, Jean Piaget, Paul Ricoeur and Vladimir Propp, to name but a few. Lévi-Strauss' visionary work sparked the debate, criticism and fervour that revived social anthropology at a critical point in the development of the discipline. This reappraisal is essential reading for students and indeed anyone wishing to have a handy introduction to one of the world's great minds.
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Claude Levi-Strauss

Author: Edmund Leach

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226469683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

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A critical evaluation of the French anthropologist's social theories and methods
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Mythologiques

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226474878

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
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Claude Lévi-Strauss

The Poet in the Laboratory

Author: Patrick Wilcken

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408827336

Category: History

Page: 384

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Claude Lévi-Strauss, the 'father of modern anthropology' and author of the classic Tristes tropiques, was one of the most influential intellectuals of the second half of the twentieth century. Dislodging Sartre, Camus and de Beauvoir from the pinnacle of French intellectual life in the 1950s, he brought about a sea change in Western thought and inspired a generation of thinkers and writers, including Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes and Jacques Lacan with his structuralist theories. Lévi-Strauss's bohemian childhood and later studies of the emerging discipline of anthropology in the field and the university led him to mix with intellectuals, artists and poets from all over Europe. Tracing the evolution of his ideas through interviews with the man himself, research into his archives and conversations with contemporary anthropologists, Wilcken explores and explains Lévi-Strauss's theories, revealing an artiste manqué who infused his academic writing with an artistic and poetic sensibility.
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Claude Lévi-Strauss

The Formative Years

Author: Christopher Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Claude Lévi-Strauss, the most celebrated of twentieth-century anthropologists, has influenced the entire field of the humanities and social sciences. Looking at the formative part of his career, Christopher Johnson examines his definitions of anthropology; theory of structuralism; ideas on modern and "primitive" civilizations; and autobiographical writing. This book explains Lévi-Strauss' thought and explores the different intellectual contexts that influenced it.
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Myth and Meaning

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802063489

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.
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