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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge Great Minds|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
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