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Claude Levi-Strauss: The Formative Years
     

Claude Levi-Strauss: The Formative Years

by Christopher Johnson
 

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.

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.

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'... lucid and comprehensive ...'. The Times Higher Education Supplement

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ISBN-13:
9780521016674
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON is Professor of French at the University of Nottingham.

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