Myth and Meaning
By (author) Claude Levi-Strauss
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Myth and Meaning by Claude Levi-Strauss
Book DescriptionIn addresses written for a wide general audience, one of the twentieth century's most prominent thinkers, Claude Levi-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?', Levi-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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415253949
(198mm x 129mm x 4mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Claude Levi-Strauss
Other Face of the Moon, Hardback (March 2013)
Gathering all of Claude Levi-Strauss's writings on Japan, this sustained meditation follows his dictum that to understand one's own culture, one must see it from another's point of view. For Levi-Strauss, Japan occupied a unique place among world cultures. This English translation presents one of France's most public figures at his most personal.
Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World, Hardback (March 2013)
This first English translation of lectures Claude Levi-Strauss delivered in Tokyo in 1986 synthesizes his ideas about structural anthropology, critiques his earlier writings on civilization, and assesses the dilemmas of cultural and moral relativism, including economic inequality, religious fundamentalism, and genetic and reproductive engineering.
Tristes Tropiques, Paperback (September 2011)» View all books by Claude Levi-Strauss
During his life Claude Levi-Strauss travelled from wartime France to the Amazon basin and the dense upland jungles of Brazil, where he found 'human society reduced to its most basic expression'. This book details personal and cultural loss, connecting disparate fields of thought.
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Author Biography - Claude Levi-Strauss
Claude Levi-Strauss (1908- ). Anthropologist, who became the most prominent exponent of structuralism.
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