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Myth and Meaning : Cracking the Code of Culture (95 Edition)

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Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the nature and role of myth in human history. In these five lectures originally prepared for Canadian radio, Claude Lévi-Strauss offers, in brief summations, the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover their significance for human understanding.

 

The lectures begin with a discussion of the historical split between mythology and science and the evidence that mythic levels of understanding are being reintegrated in our approach to knowledge. In an extension of this theme, Professor Lévi-Strauss analyzes what we have called “primitive thinking” and discusses some universal features of human mythology. The final two lectures outline the functional relationship between mythology and history and the structural relationship between mythology and music.

Synopsis:

'There is no easier or quicker way than through this book into that heart of darkness Levi-Strauss calls 'totalitarian ambition of the savage mind' as it throbs beneath the surface of the 'civilized' mind.'--Philip Rieff, Professor of Psychiatry, Medical College of Pennsylvania

About the Author

CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS was a leading social anthropologist and the author of Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture, The Elementary Structures of Kinship, Tristes Tropiques, Totemism, The Savage Mind, The Raw and the Cooked, From Honey to Ashes, and Structural Anthropology. Born in 1908, he was revered as the father of modern anthropology. He died in Paris in 2009.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805210385
Foreword:
Doniger, Wendy
Author:
Doniger, Wendy
Author:
Levi-Strauss, Claude
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Ethnophilosophy
Subject:
Structural anthropology
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. HCFA 10969
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.00x4.54x.22 in. .20 lbs.

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