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The Savage Mind (Nature of Human Society Series)

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Publisher Comments:

"Every word, like a sacred object, has its place. No précis is possible. This extraordinary book must be read."—Edmund Carpenter, New York Times Book Review

"No outline is possible; I can only say that reading this book is a most exciting intellectual exercise in which dialectic, wit, and imagination combine to stimulate and provoke at every page."—Edmund Leach, Man

"Lévi-Strauss's books are tough: very scholarly, very dense, very rapid in argument. But once you have mastered him, human history can never be the same, nor indeed can one's view of contemporary society. And his latest book, The Savage Mind, is his most comprehensive and certainly his most profound. Everyone interested in the history of ideas must read it; everyone interested in human institutions should read it."—J. H. Plumb, Saturday Review

"A constantly stimulating, informative and suggestive intellectual challenge."—Geoffrey Gorer, The Observer, London

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Science of the Concrete

2. The Logic of Totemic Classifications

3. Systems of Transformations

4. Totem and Caste

5. Categories, Elements, Species, Numbers

6. Universalization and Particularization

7. The Individual as a Species

8. Time Regained

9. History and Dialectic

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226474847
Translator:
Weightman, John; Weightman, Doreen
Translator:
Weightman, Doreen
Translator:
Weightman, John
Translator:
Weightman, Doreen
Translator:
Weightman, John; Weightman, Doreen
Author:
Weightman, Doreen
Author:
Weightman, John
Author:
Levi-Strauss, Claude
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Ethnopsychology
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Nature of Human Society Series
Series Volume:
map I-2722
Publication Date:
19680931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
8.04x5.29x.62 in. .67 lbs.

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