Levi-Strauss: Structuralism and Sociological Theory

Levi-Strauss: Structuralism and Sociological Theory

by C.R. Badcock


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What is the significance of Structuralism for social science? How original is Lévi-Strauss' contribution to social theory? Is he Marxist? Though Structuralism, and its leading representative Lévi-Strauss, are central to sociology, anthropology and psychology, the complexity of his work and the obscurity of his commentators have often proved a barrier to understanding. Now for the first time, Dr Badcock provides a jargon-free assessment of Lévi-Strauss' place in the tradition of French sociological thought - particularly to predecessors such as Comte, Durkheim and Mauss - discusses his relationship to Marx, Sartre, Freud and Talcott Parsons and provides a concise, non-technical account of his complex ideas on kinship, totenism and myth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138979758
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/20/2015
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Origins in Comte, Durkheim and Mauss 2. Culture as a Language 3. Lévi-Strauss and Marx 4. The Debate with Sartre 5. Lévi-Strauss and Freud

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