The Cambridge Companion to Levi-Strauss

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Juli 2009



Presents a major reassessment of Levi-Strauss, the influential anthropologist regarded as a major influence on the development of structuralism.


Introduction Boris Wiseman; Part I. Society and Culture: 1. Levi-Strauss and the question of humanism Denis Kambouchner; 2. Levi-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 Levi-Strauss Philippe Descola; 6. On anthropological knowledge Claude Imbert; 7. The limits of classification: Claude Levi-Strauss and Mary Douglas Frederic Keck; 8. The local and the universal Eric Schwimmer; 9. Levi-Strauss and the question of symbolism Marcel Henaff; 10. Claude Levi-Strauss's theoretical and actual approaches to myth Wendy Doniger; Part III. Language and Alterity: 11. Of The Story of Lynx: Levi-Strauss and alterity Peter Gow; 12. Before Babel: language and languages in Levi-Strauss Christopher Johnson; Part IV. Literature and Aesthetics: 13. Structuralism, poetry, music: Levi-Strauss between Mallarme and Wagner Jeffrey Mehlman; 14. Morphology and structural aesthetics: from Goethe to Levi-Strauss Jean Petitot; 15. Structure and sensation Boris Wiseman.


Boris Wiseman is Senior Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Durham.


"Fifteen highly readable essays... provide a thorough examination of the major controversies and influences associated with Levi-Strauss's work and its continuing value and applications to contemporary social research... Most useful for college and university libraries supporting degree programs in anthropology, sociology, history, and philosophy... Highly recommended." - Choice
EAN: 9780521846301
ISBN: 0521846307
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Companion To. . '. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2009
Seitenanzahl: 337 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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