MYTH AND MEANING CRACKING THE CODE OF CULTURE

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Myth And Meaning

Author : Claude Lévi-Strauss
ISBN : 9781134522316
Genre : Social Science
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In addresses written for a wide general audience, one of the twentieth century's most prominent thinkers, Claude Lévi-Strauss, here offers the insights of a lifetime on the crucial questions of human existence. Responding to questions as varied as 'Can there be meaning in chaos?', 'What can science learn from myth?' and 'What is structuralism?', Lévi-Strauss presents, in clear, precise language, essential guidance for those who want to learn more about the potential of the human mind.
Category: Social Science

The Jealous Potter

Author : Claude Lévi-Strauss
ISBN : 0226474828
Genre : Social Science
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Essays discuss South American myths, pottery folklore, the cosmological symbolism of the sloth, Iroquois creation myths, and the psychological aspects of folklore
Category: Social Science

Structural Anthropology

Author : Claude Levi-strauss
ISBN : 0786724439
Genre : Social Science
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The “structural method,” first set forth in this epoch-making book, changed the very face of social anthropology. This reissue of a classic will reintroduce readers to Lévi-Strauss’s understanding of man and society in terms of individuals—kinship, social organization, religion, mythology, and art.
Category: Social Science

Totemism

Author : Claude Lévi-Strauss
ISBN : 080704671X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An examination of the beliefs encompassed by totemism.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Anthropology Confronts The Problems Of The Modern World

Author : Claude Lévi-Strauss
ISBN : 9780674075146
Genre : Social Science
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This first English translation of lectures Claude Lévi-Strauss delivered in Tokyo in 1986 synthesizes his ideas about structural anthropology, critiques his earlier writings on civilization, and assesses the dilemmas of cultural and moral relativism, including economic inequality, religious fundamentalism, and genetic and reproductive engineering.
Category: Social Science

The Other Face Of The Moon

Author : Claude Lévi-Strauss
ISBN : 9780674075184
Genre : Social Science
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Gathering all of Claude Lévi-Strauss’s writings on Japan, this sustained meditation follows his dictum that to understand one’s own culture, one must see it from another’s point of view. For Lévi-Strauss, Japan occupied a unique place among world cultures. This English translation presents one of France’s most public figures at his most personal.
Category: Social Science

Tristes Tropiques

Author : Claude Levi-Strauss
ISBN : 9781101575604
Genre : Social Science
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"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."
Category: Social Science

Mythologiques

Author : Claude Lévi-Strauss
ISBN : 0226474879
Genre : Social Science
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Analyzes the myths concerning cooked food, the seasons, water, the stars, and other subjects in the culture of the Bororo Indians of Brazil
Category: Social Science

Gender As Soft Assembly

Author : Adrienne Harris
ISBN : 9781136873393
Genre : Psychology
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Gender as Soft Assembly weaves together insights from different disciplinary domains to open up new vistas of clinical understanding of what it means to inhabit, to perform, and to be, gendered. Opposing the traditional notion of development as the linear unfolding of predictable stages, Adrienne Harris argues that children become gendered in multiply configured contexts. And she proffers new developmental models to capture the fluid, constructed, and creative experiences of becoming and being gendered. According to Harris, these models, and the images to which they give rise, articulate not only with contemporary relational psychoanalysis but also with recent research into the origins of mentalization and symbolization. In urging us to think of gender as co-constructed in a variety of relational contexts, Harris enlarges her psychoanalytic sensibility with the insights of attachment theory, linguistics, queer theory, and feminist criticism. Nor is she inattentive to the impact of history and culture on gender meanings. Special consideration is given to chaos theory, which Harris positions at the cutting edge of developmental psychology and uses to generate new perspectives and new images for comprehending and working clinically with gender.
Category: Psychology

Did The Greeks Believe In Their Myths

Author : Paul Veyne
ISBN : 0226854345
Genre : History
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"[Veyne's] present book has some kinship with his sprightly theoretical work Comment on ecrit l'histoire; and he declares that its aim was to provoke reflection on the way our conception of truth is built up and changes over the centuries. . . . The style is brilliant and exhilarating."—Jasper Griffin, Times Literary Supplement
Category: History