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People/Characters: Claude Lévi-Strauss

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Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre
Bildwelten: Afrika, Ozeanien und die Moderne by Gert Chesi
The Cambridge Companion to Lévi-Strauss by Boris Wiseman
Claude Levi-Strauss : Les cahiers de l'Herne n° 82 by Yves-Jean Hardernot in English Common Knowledge
Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory by Patrick Wilcken
Claude Lévi-Strauss by Michel Izardnot in English Common Knowledge
Claude Lévi-Strauss : L'homme au regard éloigné by Vincent Debaenenot in English Common Knowledge
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places by Ursula K. Le Guin
Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture by René Girard
Folklore and the Hebrew Bible (Guides to Biblical Scholarship Old Testament Series) by Susan Niditch
A History of Philosophy, Vol. 9 : Modern Philosophy : From the French Revolution to Sartre, Camus, and Levi-Strauss by Frederick Copleston
History of Structuralism: The Rising Sign, 1945-1966 by François Dosse
Human Universals by Donald E. Brown
Levi-Strauss: A Biography by Emmanuelle Loyernot in English Common Knowledge
Lévi-Strauss by Edmund Leach
Myth: A Very Short Introduction by Robert A. Segal
Myth: Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures by G. S. Kirk
The Neandertal Enigma by James Shreeve
The Occult Mind: Magic in Theory and Practice by Christopher I. Lehrich
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
Philosophy by Jeremy Harwood
Structuralism and Poststructuralism for Beginners by Donald D. Palmer
Structuralism in Myth: Lévi-Strauss, Barthes, Dumézil, and Propp by Robert A. Segal
Twentieth Century Mythologies: Dumézil, Lévi-Strauss, Eliade by Daniel Dubuisson
Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt
Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author by Clifford Geertz

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Claude Lévi-Strauss (English: /klɔːd ˈleɪvi ˈstraʊs/; French: [klod levi stʁos]; 28 November 1908, Brussels – 30 October 2009, Paris) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology. He held the chair of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France between 1959 and 1982 and was elected a member of the Académie française in 1973. He received numerous honors from universities and institutions throughout the world and has been called, alongside James George Frazer and Franz Boas, the "father of modern anthropology".

Lévi-Strauss argued that the "savage" mind had the same structures as the "civilized" mind and that human characteristics are the same everywhere. These observations culminated in his famous book Tristes Tropiques that established his position as one of the central figures in the structuralist school of thought. As well as sociology, his ideas reached into many fields in the humanities, including philosophy. Structuralism has been defined as "the search for the underlying patterns of thought in all forms of human activity."

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