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Savage Mind by Claude Levi-Strauss
Book Description"Every word, like a sacred object, has its place. No precis is possible. This extraordinary book must be read." Edmund Carpenter, New York Times Book Review "No outline is possible; I can only say that reading this book is a most exciting intellectual exercise in which dialectic, wit, and imagination combine to stimulate and provoke at every page." Edmund Leach, Man "Levi-Strauss's books are tough: very scholarly, very dense, very rapid in argument. But once you have mastered him, human history can never be the same, nor indeed can one's view of contemporary society. And his latest book, The Savage Mind , is his most comprehensive and certainly his most profound. Everyone interested in the history of ideas must read it; everyone interested in human institutions should read it." J. H. Plumb, Saturday Review "A constantly stimulating, informative and suggestive intellectual challenge." Geoffrey Gorer, The Observer , London"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226474847
(205mm x 135mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1968
Country of Publication: United States
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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