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978-0-06-012589-9 / 9780060125899

From Honey to Ashes: Introduction to a Science of Mythology/Volume 2

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Publisher:Harper & Row

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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The entire book is a study of a myth-system based on one fundamental opposition and found among the myths of South American Indians. In - The ----- Raw and the Cooked (the first volume of the series), Levi-Strauss finds a complex system associated with uncooked as against cooked items. The qualities of being raw and cooked correspond to abstract ideas of nature and culture, since only the man with the technology and social standards of culture will cook. In - From -- Honey - to Ashes, Levi-Strauss spreads beyond the raw-cooked opposition into a related, though broader, opposition. This is the opposition between honey and tobacco, two substances of great significance in the lives of the Indians as well as in their myths. Although this volume is part 2 of the entire book, is so designed that it may be approached without reference to the previous book.

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