Structural Anthropology, Volume 2

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University of Chicago Press, Feb 15, 1983 - Social Science - 383 pages
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The eighteen essays collected in this volume have been selected and ordered to give what Lévi-Strauss terms "a bird's-eye view of the problems of modern ethnology." As representative examples, these essays introduce readers to the methods of structural anthropology while affording a glimpse into the mind of one of the foremost anthropologists of our time.

"Structural Anthropology, Volume II is a diverse collection. [It is] a useful 'sampler' that gives a reader the full range of Lévi-Strauss's interests."—Daniel Bell, New York Times Book Review

  

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

This is one of those books that is more edifying than entertaining. I have a much better appreciation for all social sciences having read this book, and I do recommend it, if you have any curiosity about this discipline, at all. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Hoehn - Goodreads

(obvi did not read the whole thing because i mostly hate anthropology hey but did think a lot about language and symbols so that was hepful) Read full review

Contents

The Scope of Anthropology
3
JeanJacques Rousseau founder of the Sciences of Man
33
What Ethnology Owes to Durkheim
44
The Work of the Bureau of American Ethnology and Its Lessons
49
Comparative Religions of Nonliterate Peoples
60
SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
69
The Meaning and Use of the Notion of Model
71
Reflections on the Atom of Kinship
82
The Sex of the Sun and Moon
211
Mushrooms in Culture Apropos of a Book by R G Wasson
222
Relations of Symmetry Between Rituals and Myths of Neighboring Peoples
238
How Myths Die
256
HUMANISM AND THE HUMANITIES
269
Answers to Some Investigations
271
Scientific Criteria in the Social and Human Disciplines
288
Cultural Discontinuity and Economic and Social Development
312

MYTHOLOGY AND RITUAL
113
Structure and Form Reflections on a Work by Vladimir Propp
115
The Story of Asdiwal
146
Four Winnebago Myths
198
Race and History
323
Bibliography
363
Index
373
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Claude Levi-Strauss was chair of Social Anthropology at the College de France (1959 1982).

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