Myth and Meaning

Myth and Meaning

by Claude Levi-Strauss
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Myth and Meaning by Claude Levi-Strauss

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
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009) was a professor of social anthropology at the Collège de France and is the author of many distinguished works, among them The Elementary Structures of Kinship, Tristes Tropiques, Totem-ism,The Savage Mind, The Raw and the Cooked, From Honey to Ashes, and Structural Anthropology.

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