The Elementary Structures Of Kinship

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807046692
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Provides a comparative sociological study of the basic kinship structures.

Myth And Meaning

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134522312
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In addresses written for a wide general audience, one of the twentieth century's most prominent thinkers, Claude Lévi-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?', Lévi-Strauss presents, in clear, precise language, essential guidance for those who want to learn more about the potential of the human mind.

Totemism

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807046715
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An examination of the beliefs encompassed by totemism.

Levi Strauss On Religion

Author: Paul-Francois Tremlett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317490916
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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.