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Claude Lévi-Strauss : a critical study of his thought

Author: Maurice Godelier
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the world's leading anthropologists assesses the work of the founder of structural anthropology Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was among the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. In this rigorous study, Maurice Godelier traces the evolution of his thought. Focusing primarily on Levi-Strauss' analysis of kinship and myth, Godelier provides an assessment of his intellectual achievements and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Claude Lévi-Strauss; Claude Lévi-Strauss
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Godelier
ISBN: 9781784787066 178478706X 9781784787073 1784787078
OCLC Number: 1029769451
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xx, 540 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Kinship --
The Beginnings (1943-1945): What Came Before The Elementary Structures of Kinship --
The Elementary Structures of Kinship (New York, 1947; Paris, 1949) --
The Elementary Structures of Kinship: Complements (1949-1959) --
Introduction to the Work of Marcel Mauss (1950) --
'The Notion of Social Structure in Anthropology' (1952) --
Letter to the Editor-in-Chief of La Nouvelle Critique (1955) --
'The Family' (1956) --
'Le problème des relations de parenté' (1959) --
The Invention of Semi-Complex Systems (1965-1973) --
'The Future of Kinship Studies' (1965) --
Preface to the Second Edition of The Elementary Structures of Kinship (1967) --
'Reflections on the Atom of Kinship' (1973) --
The Concept of 'House': Theory Makes New Strides (1976-1987) --
Final Texts (1983-2000) --
'Cross-Readings' (1983) --
'On Marriage between Clos'e Kin' (1983) --
The Second of the Three Tokyo Lectures (1986) --
'La sexualité féminine et l'origine de la société' (1995) --
'Le retour de l'oncle maternel' (1997) --
'Apologue des amibes' (2000) --
Postface to 'Question de parenté' (2000) --
Taking Stock --
I --
Myths And Mythic Thought --
The Major Steps in Lévi-Strauss's Elaboration of His Concepts, Method and Hypotheses (1952-1962) --
'The Structural Study of Myth' (1955) --
'Structure and Dialectic' (1956) --
'The Story of Asdiwal' (1958) --
'Four Winnebago Myths: A Structural Sketch' (1960) --
'Structure and Form. Reflections on a Work by Vladimir Propp' (1960) --
Totemism (1962) --
The Savage Mind (1962) --
The Mythology Series (1964-1971) --
At the Outset, the Misadventures of a Bird-Nester Threatened with Death --
From the Paraguay River to Oregon, from the Bororo to the Salish --
Rose Curves --
Toolkit for the Structural Analysis of Myths --
The Components of Myths --
The Armature --
Codes, Vocabularies and Syntaxes --
Axes --
Mythemes and Mythical Schemata --
Mythic Schema, Message and Semantic Function --
The Operations of the Myth-Producing Mind --
Empirical Deduction and Transcendental Deduction --
The Canonical Formula of Myths and Its Destiny --
Myth and Ritual --
Myth and Society --
The Three Steps in the Structural Analysis of Myths --
Compiling an Ethnographic and Historical File --
Undertaking the Formal Analysis --
Moving on to the Semantic Analysis --
The Triumph of Structural Analysis and the Analyst's Pride --
Taking Stock --
II --
By Way of a Conclusion.
Other Titles: Lévi-Strauss.
Responsibility: by Maurice Godelier ; translated by Nora Scott.

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