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978-0-670-22514-9 / 9780670225149

Claude Levi-Strauss: 2 (Modern Masters)

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Publisher:Viking Adult

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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In this lucide guide to the often abstruse works of Claude LÚvi-Strauss, Edmund Leach synthesizes the thought of one of the twentieth century's greatest anthropologists and provides a thoughtful introduction to the theory and practice of structuralism. Leach organizes his work not by chronology but by theme, exploring three important topics in LÚvi-Strauss's work: human beings and their symbols, the structure of myth, and kinship theory. Written concisely and with great care and penetration, this brief book is both a fine introduction for the uninitiated reader of LÚvi-Strauss and a critical analysis that will prove valuable to those more familiar with the anthropologist's work.

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