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Description - Introducing Levi Strauss and Structural Anthrophology by Boris Wiseman

Introducing Levi-Strauss and Structural Anthropology traces the development of Levi-Strauss' thought from his early proposition that the function of the incest taboo is to initiate an exchange of women between groups, to his identification of a timeless pensee sauvage at work in the processes of cultural creation. The book also pursues the major contribution that Levi-Strauss has mage to contemporary aesthetic theory. His work on Amerindian myth - which brings out the fundamental role of transformations in acts of creation - provides a key insight into the way art itself comes into being. Boris Wiseman's incisive text, superbly illustrated by Judy Groves, provides a brilliant introduction to a major 20th century thinker.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840461473
ISBN-10: 1840461470
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 143mm x mm)
Pages: 175
Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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