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Claude Levi-Strauss: The Formative Years

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Claude Land#233;vi-Strauss, the most celebrated of twentieth-century anthropologists, has influenced the entire field of the humanities and social sciences. Looking at the formative part of his career, Christopher Johnson examines his definitions of anthropology; theory of structuralism; ideas on modern and "primitive" civilizations; and autobiographical writing. This book explains Land#233;vi-Strauss' thought and explores the different intellectual contexts that influenced it.

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The most celebrated of twentieth-century anthropologists, Claude Lvi-Strauss" work has been influential across the entire field of the humanities and social sciences. Christopher Johnson looks at the formative part of his career, examining his definitions of anthropology, his theory of structuralism, his ideas on modern and 'primitive" civilizations, and his autobiographical writing, and showing how these different parts of his work link up. This book aims to explain not only what Lvi-Strauss thinks, but how he thinks, and to explore the different intellectual contexts which have shaped his thought.

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vi-Strauss, the most celebrated of twentieth-century anthropologists.

Synopsis:

Original analysis of and introduction to Claude L??vi-Strauss, the most celebrated of twentieth-century anthropologists.

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON is Professor of French at the University of Nottingham.

Table of Contents

Introduction: before and after structuralism; 1. The place of anthropology; 2. The model of exchange; 3. From kinship to myth; 4. Structuralism and humanism; 5. Anthropology and autobiography; Conclusion: the will to coherence.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521016674
Author:
Johnson, Christopher
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropologists
Subject:
Structural anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Levi-Strauss, Claude
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Original analysis of and introduction to Claude L
Series Volume:
107-151
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
218
Dimensions:
8.82x6.36x.57 in. .78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The most celebrated of twentieth-century anthropologists, Claude Lvi-Strauss" work has been influential across the entire field of the humanities and social sciences. Christopher Johnson looks at the formative part of his career, examining his definitions of anthropology, his theory of structuralism, his ideas on modern and 'primitive" civilizations, and his autobiographical writing, and showing how these different parts of his work link up. This book aims to explain not only what Lvi-Strauss thinks, but how he thinks, and to explore the different intellectual contexts which have shaped his thought.
"Synopsis" by , vi-Strauss, the most celebrated of twentieth-century anthropologists.
"Synopsis" by , Original analysis of and introduction to Claude L??vi-Strauss, the most celebrated of twentieth-century anthropologists.
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