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Structural Anthropology

Structural Anthropology( )
Author: Lévi-Strauss, Claude
Introduction by: Arensberg, C.
Series title:Structural Anthropology Ser.
ISBN:978-0-465-09516-2
Publication Date:Jun 1974
Publisher:Basic Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $36.00
Book Description:

The structural method," first set forth in this epoch-making book, changed the very face of social anthropology. This reissue of a classic will reintroduce readers to Lévi-Strauss's understanding of man and society in terms of individuals,kinship, social organization, religion, mythology, and art.

Book Details
Pages:448
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):20.1 x 12.9 x 2.5 cm
Book Weight:0.39 Kilograms
Author Biography
Lévi-Strauss, Claude (Author)
Claude Levi-Strauss, a French anthropologist, was the founder of structural anthropology. This theoretical position assumes that there are structural propensities in the human mind that lead unconsciously toward categorization of physical and social objects, hence such book titles as The Raw and the Cooked (1964) and such expositions of his work by others as The Unconscious in Culture and Elementary Structures Reconsidered. According to Levi-Strauss, the models of society that scholars create are often dual in nature:status-contract (Maine): Gemeinschaft-Gesellschaft (Tonnies); mechanical-organic solidarity (Durkheim); folk-urban (Redfield); universalism-particularism (Parsons); and local-cosmopolitan (Merton). Levi-Strauss's writings---some of which have been described by Clifford Geertz as "theoretical treatises set out as travelogues"---have been enormously influential throughout the scholarly world. George Steiner has described him, along with Freud (see also Vol. 5) and Marx (see also Vol. 4), as one of the major architects of the thought of our times.

Levi-Strauss died October 30, 2009. 020



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