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Description - Levi-Strauss on Religion by Paul-Francois Tremlett

Levi-Strauss, the 'father of modern anthropology', is one of the most influential thinkers of the Twentieth Century. His development of 'structuralism' - the identification of patterns of human cognition and behaviour - greatly influenced Althusser, Lacan, Foucault and Derrida. -Levi-Strauss on Religion- presents one of the only examinations of the importance of Levi-Strauss' thought and work to the study of religion. The book examines his methodology as well as his contributions to the study of kinship, totemism, and myth. The issues raised by Levi-Strauss' anthropological, political and philosophical texts are placed alongside contemporary debates in religious studies and the student is introduced to the thinkers and theories that informed his writings. This book will be invaluable to students of the anthropology and phenomenology of religion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845532789
ISBN-10: 1845532783
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul-Francois Tremlett

Paul-Francois Tremlett is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University.

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