Claude Levi-Strauss

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French cultural anthropologist who promoted structural analysis of social systems (born in 1908)


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Claude Levi-Strauss e um dos pensadores mais influentes de nosso tempo.
This has included, somewhat surprisingly, becoming embroiled within a somewhat ratified but nevertheless important debate between Claude Levi-Strauss and Jean-Paul Sartre concerning reciprocity, agency and 'thirdness.
I HATE TRAVELING," Claude Levi-Strauss quips at the beginning of Tristes tropiques.
For example, Anne Petty's One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien's Mythology (U of Alabama P, 1979) uses Joseph Campbell, Vladimir Propp, and Claude Levi-Strauss to analyze the plot of The Lord of the Rings.
She begins by utilizing the anthropological concept of potlatch, first advanced by Michel Mauss in his study of the gift (1925), then applied to kinship by Claude Levi-Strauss (1949), and eventually extended to "the traffic in women" by Gayle Rubin (1975).
The structuralist method of analysis, derived from Claude Levi-Strauss and others, is based on the notion of underlying types and 'strange attractors'.
However, it was not until the 1970s and '80s that ethnographers like Clifford Geertz, Mary Douglas, Claude Levi-Strauss, and the late Victor Turner advocated the pursuit of what Sterling Brown already had accomplished - namely, "blurr[ing] the old distinction between art and science and challeng[ing] the very basis of the claim to exacting rigor, unblinking truth telling, and unbiased reporting that marked the boundary separating" art from science (Vidich and Lyman 41).
This book presents one of a number of lectures that structuralist anthropologist, Claude Levi-Strauss, presented at the Ishizaka Foundation in Tokyo.
In a group of texts devoted to Claude Levi-Strauss, for instance, art historian Thomas Crow notes that the late anthropologist's writing "brings home the core importance that structuralist thinking still bears for any systematic understanding of the visual arts that would go beyond the fragmented cases and anecdotes that have become the art-historical norm.
But 'house theory,' as initiated by Claude Levi-Strauss and elaborated particularly by scholars of Indonesia, is a red herring.
Anticipating Claude Levi-Strauss, humanist sociologists interpreted the mythical rape as the archetype of exogamous marriage.
In his celebrated autobiographical work Tristes Tropiques, the anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss describes the village of the Bororo people in Brazil, which is circular, with a men's house in the middle surrounded by a ring of family houses held by women and distributed according to clan.
I had classes at the New School from Ernst Kris, Solomon Asch, Wolfgang Kohler, Claude Levi-Strauss.
This text contains essays, lectures and interviews of structuralist anthropologist, Claude Levi-Strauss, about Japanese culture.