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Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World
     

Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World

by Claude Lévi-Strauss
 

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674075146
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Claude Lévi-Strauss was chair of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France (1959–1982).

Maurice Olender is Maître de Conférences at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

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