Le vi-Strauss. by Edmund Leach

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Published by Fontana in [London] .

Written in English

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  • Le vi-Strauss, Claude, -- 1908-

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First published 1970.

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SeriesFontana modern masters
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Open LibraryOL13678145M

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French anthropologist generally considered to be the principal figure of structuralism. Lévi-Strauss initially conceived of structuralism as the generalization of communication to all aspects of culture: “communication of women, communication of goods and services, communication of messages” (Lévi-Strauss, ).

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The books had been arranged here with geography in mind: works on North America on shelves above texts of South American ethnology, with Europe to the right and Africa below Europe.

The massive wooden desk used by Lévi-Strauss was ringed by these shelves, and beside it was a cabinet full of notes on index cards that the anthropologist had made.

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