Claude Levi-Strauss: The Formative Years

Claude Levi-Strauss: The Formative Years

by Christopher Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521816416

ISBN-13: 9780521816410

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521816410
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: before and after structuralism; 1. The place of anthropology; 2. The model of exchange; 3. From kinship to myth; 4. Structuralism and humanism; 5. Anthropology and autobiography; Conclusion: the will to coherence.

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