Lévi-Strauss Today: An Introduction to Structural Anthropology

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Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 4, 2004 - Social Science - 192 pages
Robert Deliège's book provides a concise overview of the monumental work of one of the greatest and most prolific thinkers of the 20th century. Claude Lévi-Strauss has had a profound and lasting impact on the course of contemporary anthropology. One could further argue that he has spawned a discipline in and of itself, so widespread has the influence of structuralism been, from linguistics to philosophy to psychology. He had a formative influence on such thinkers as Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, also Ernest Gellner, Jean Piaget, Paul Ricoeur and Vladimir Propp, to name but a few. Lévi-Strauss' visionary work sparked the debate, criticism and fervour that revived social anthropology at a critical point in the development of the discipline. This reappraisal is essential reading for students and indeed anyone wishing to have a handy introduction to one of the world's great minds.

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Introduction
1
Some Biographical Elements
7
His Work
13
Copyright

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Robert Deliège is Professor of Social Anthropology, Université de Louvain-la-Neuve.

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