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Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, "father of modern anthropology". He argued that the "savage" mind had the same structures as the "civilized" mind and that human characteristics are the same everywhere. His book Tristes Tropiques, positioned him as a central figures in the structuralist school of thought. Structuralism has been defined as "the search for the underlying patterns of thought in all forms of human activity."

Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, "father of modern anthropology". He argued that the "savage" mind had the same structures as the "civilized" mind and that human characteristics are the same everywhere. His book Tristes Tropiques, positioned him as a central figures in the structuralist school of thought. Structuralism has been defined as "the search for the underlying patterns of thought in all forms of human activity."

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Primer: Claude Lévi-Strauss and the Problem of Mind

1973 ♦ Claude Levi-strauss (1908 - 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology.

1973 ♦ Claude Levi-strauss (1908 - 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology.

Claude Lévi-Strauss,  Father of Modern Anthropology

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Father of Modern Anthropology

Claude Levi-Strauss: Intellectual considered the father of modern anthropology - summary of his works

Claude Levi-Strauss: Intellectual considered the father of modern anthropology whose work inspired structuralism

Claude Levi-Strauss: Intellectual considered the father of modern anthropology - summary of his works

Happy 105th Birthday to the "father of modern anthropology" Claude Lévi-Strauss, 28.11.2013

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Happy 105th Birthday to the "father of modern anthropology" Claude Lévi-Strauss, 28.11.2013

Claude Lévi-Strauss, La pensée sauvage (1962), a classic of structuralist anthropology.  The cover image is of wild pansies, which makes a nice pun in French with the alternate meaning of "savage thought." Edmund Leach, in his little book on Lévi-Strauss, made a connection also with Shakespeare's Hamlet, where Ophelia observes, "And there is pansies; that's for thoughts."

Claude Lévi-Strauss, La pensée sauvage (1962), a classic of structuralist anthropology. The cover image is of wild pansies, which makes a nice pun in French with the alternate meaning of "savage thought." Edmund Leach, in his little book on Lévi-Strauss, made a connection also with Shakespeare's Hamlet, where Ophelia observes, "And there is pansies; that's for thoughts."

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