Claude Levi-Strauss: The Formative Yearsby Christopher Johnson
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 book explains Lévi-Strauss' thought and explores the different intellectual contexts that influenced it.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: 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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