Myth and Meaning

Myth and Meaning

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by Claude Levi-Strauss
     
 

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The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history, distilling a lifetime of writing into a few sharp insights. It is a

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The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history, distilling a lifetime of writing into a few sharp insights. It is a crystalline overview of many of the basic ideas underlying his work,
including the theory of structuralism and the difference between 'primitive' and 'scientific' thought and shows why Levi-Strauss remains a hugely important intellectual figure.

With a new foreword by Patrick
Wilcken.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415854696
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Pages:
74
Sales rank:
1,231,770
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.15(d)

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