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Cambridge Companion to L�vi-Strauss

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ISBN-10: 0521846307

ISBN-13: 9780521846301

Edition: 2009

Authors: Boris Wiseman

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Claude L_vi-Strauss is one of the major thinkers of the modern age. Regarded as a crucial figure in the development of structuralism, his writings are studied across a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, philosophy and literary studies. The Cambridge Companion to L_vi-Strauss presents a major reassessment of his work and influence. The fifteen specially-commissioned essays in this volume engage with the controversies that have surrounded his ideas, and they probe the concealed influences and clich_s that have obscured a true understanding of his work. The contributors are experts drawn from a number of fields, demonstrating the durability and importance of L_vi-Strauss's work…    
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List price: $109.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/14/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 350
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Introduction Boris Wiseman; Part I. Society and Culture: 1. L_vi-Strauss and the question of humanism Denis Kambouchner; 2. L_vi-Strauss and history Michael E. Harkin; 3. Structure and exchange Abraham Rosman and Paula G. Rubel; 4. The future of the structural theory of kinship Marcela Coelho de Souza; Part II. Myth and Mind: 5. The two natures of L_vi-Strauss Philippe Descola; 6. On anthropological knowledge Claude Imbert; 7. The limits of classification: Claude L_vi-Strauss and Mary Douglas Fr_d_ric Keck; 8. The local and the universal Eric Schwimmer; 9. L_vi-Strauss and the question of symbolism Marcel H_naff; 10. Claude L_vi-Strauss's theoretical and actual approaches to myth Wendy…