Myth and meaning [electronic resource] / Claude Levi-Strauss.

by Lévi-Strauss, Claude [author.]Looking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Toronto, [Ontario] ; University of Toronto Press, 1978.Description: 1 online resource (65 pages).ISBN: 9780203164723.Subject(s): EthnophilosophyLooking glass | MythologyLooking glass | Structural anthropologyLooking glassAlternative form: Print version: Levi-Strauss, Claude. Myth and meaning. 9780802063489Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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In addresses written for a wide general audience, one of the twentieth century's most prominent thinkers, Claude Lévi-Strauss, here offers the insights of a lifetime on the crucial questions of human existence. Responding to questions as varied as 'Can there be meaning in chaos?', 'What can science learn from myth?' and 'What is structuralism?', Lévi-Strauss presents, in clear, precise language, essential guidance for those who want to learn more about the potential of the human mind.

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Claude Levi-Strauss, a French anthropologist, was the founder of structural anthropology. This theoretical position assumes that there are structural propensities in the human mind that lead unconsciously toward categorization of physical and social objects, hence such book titles as The Raw and the Cooked (1964) and such expositions of his work by others as The Unconscious in Culture and Elementary Structures Reconsidered. According to Levi-Strauss, the models of society that scholars create are often dual in nature:status-contract (Maine): Gemeinschaft-Gesellschaft (Tonnies); mechanical-organic solidarity (Durkheim); folk-urban (Redfield); universalism-particularism (Parsons); and local-cosmopolitan (Merton). Levi-Strauss's writings---some of which have been described by Clifford Geertz as "theoretical treatises set out as travelogues"---have been enormously influential throughout the scholarly world. George Steiner has described him, along with Freud (see also Vol. 5) and Marx (see also Vol. 4), as one of the major architects of the thought of our times.

Levi-Strauss died October 30, 2009. (Bowker Author Biography)

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