Introducing Lévi-Strauss and structural anthropology

Author: Boris Wiseman,Judy Groves

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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This book pursues the major contribution that he made to aesthetic theory, examining his key work on Amerindian myth.
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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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Introducing Levi-Strauss

A Graphic Guide

Author: Boris Wiseman,Judy Groves

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1785780204

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Introducing Lévi-Strauss is a guide to the work of the great French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–2009). The book brilliantly traces the development and influence of Lévi-Strauss' thought, from his early work on the function of the incest taboo to initiate an exchange of women between groups, to his identification of a timeless “wild” or “primitive” mode of thinking – a pensée sauvage – behind the processes of human culture. Accessibly written by Boris Wiseman and beautifully illustrated by Judy Groves, Introducing Lévi-Strauss also explores the major contribution that Lévi-Strauss made to contemporary aesthetic history – his work on American-Indian mythology provides a key insight into the way in which art itself comes into being. This is an essential introduction to a key thinker.
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Structural Anthropology

Author: Claude Levi-strauss

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786724437

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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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.
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Claude Lévi-Strauss and the Making of Structural Anthropology

Author: Marcel Hénaff

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627615

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 3066

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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Claude Lévi-Strauss and the Making of Structural Anthropology

Author: Marcel Hénaff

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627615

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 8653

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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Myth and Meaning

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134522312

Category: Social Science

Page: 63

View: 7952

In addresses written for a wide general audience, one of the twentieth century's most prominent thinkers, Claude Lévi-Strauss, here offers the insights of a lifetime on the crucial questions of human existence. Responding to questions as varied as 'Can there be meaning in chaos?', 'What can science learn from myth?' and 'What is structuralism?', Lévi-Strauss presents, in clear, precise language, essential guidance for those who want to learn more about the potential of the human mind.
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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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Teaching Lévi-Strauss

Author: Hans H. Penner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780788504907

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Claude Lévi-Strauss's mid-twentieth-century work in structural anthropology revolutionized the study of myth, kinship, and totemism, with lasting effects in cultural studies generally and especially in religious studies. This book provides an introduction to this revolution through generous excerpts of some of Lévi-Strauss's most important writing on religion. Reactions and responses, both positive and negative, to the revolution are also included, along with some of Lévi-Strauss's replies to his critics. A general introduction by volume editor Hans Penner provides a framework for understanding the historical development and contemporary meaning of structuralism for religious studies. This volume provides an unparalleled resource for teaching about structuralism.
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Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674075145

Category: Social Science

Page: 141

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This first English translation of lectures Claude Lévi-Strauss delivered in Tokyo in 1986 synthesizes his ideas about structural anthropology, critiques his earlier writings on civilization, and assesses the dilemmas of cultural and moral relativism, including economic inequality, religious fundamentalism, and genetic and reproductive engineering.
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The Story of Lynx

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226474724

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 8110

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.
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The Cambridge Companion to Lévi-Strauss

Author: Boris Wiseman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827472

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Claude Lévi-Strauss is one of the major thinkers of the modern age. Regarded as a crucial figure in the development of structuralism, his writings are studied across a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, philosophy and literary studies. The Cambridge Companion to Lévi-Strauss presents a major reassessment of his work and influence. The fifteen specially-commissioned essays in this volume engage with the controversies that have surrounded his ideas, and they probe the concealed influences and clichés that have obscured a true understanding of his work. The contributors are experts drawn from a number of fields, demonstrating the durability and importance of Lévi-Strauss's work in the academy. Written for students and researchers alike, these incisive, jargon-free essays will be essential reading for anybody who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of this important thinker.
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Tristes Tropiques

Author: Claude Levi-Strauss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575603

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."
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Totemism

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807046715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

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An examination of the beliefs encompassed by totemism.
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The Other Face of the Moon

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674075188

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Gathering all of Claude Lévi-Strauss’s writings on Japan, this sustained meditation follows his dictum that to understand one’s own culture, one must see it from another’s point of view. For Lévi-Strauss, Japan occupied a unique place among world cultures. This English translation presents one of France’s most public figures at his most personal.
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Introduction to the Work of Marcel Mauss

Author: Claude Levi-Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136188800

Category: Social Science

Page: 104

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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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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: 1408817721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9044

Shortlisted for the Prime Ministers Literary Award
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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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The View from Afar

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss,Joachim Neugroschel,Phoebe Hoss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226474748

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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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
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