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Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture

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'Some thinkers are influential, a few create schools, a very few characterize a period... it is possible that just as we speak of the age of Aquinas or of Goethe, later ages will speak of our time as the age of Levi-Strauss... he is a maker of the modern … see full wiki

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Publisher: Schocken
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review by . July 08, 2011
Claude Lévi-Strauss is considered one of the fathers of modern anthropology. His most enduring contribution to the field has been the notion that the "savage" mind engages essentially in the same kind of thought processes as the "moderns" do. In "Myth and Meaning" Lévi-Strauss concentrates on myths in particular, and argues that myths are far from being naïve fairly tales and are actually a very sophisticated narratives that capture a lot of important concepts and meanings.    This …
review by . July 08, 2011
Claude Lévi-Strauss is considered one of the fathers of modern anthropology. His most enduring contribution to the field has been the notion that the "savage" mind engages essentially in the same kind of thought processes as the "moderns" do. In "Myth and Meaning" Lévi-Strauss concentrates on myths in particular, and argues that myths are far from being naïve fairly tales and are actually a very sophisticated narratives that capture a lot of important concepts and meanings.    This …
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