By David Pace
Lévi-Strauss is without doubt one of the highbrow giants of the 20 th century but he's a truly deepest and remoted determine, who has been reticent approximately himself. This ebook, first released in 1983,provides a desirable perception into his personality via a cautious examining of the extra speculative passages of his books and interviews. His own existential and mental orientation is explored via a structural research of Tristes Tropiques, his so much own publication, and his writings on artwork, nature and civilization and during a attention of his debt to Rousseau. Dr speed examines intensive Lévi-Strauss’s critique of cultural evolutionism and his assault at the concept of worldwide heritage. He assesses the political implications of Lévi-Strauss’s personal interpretation of human growth via an exam of his debates with Sartre and different Marxists within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties and his next flow to the perfect. The author’s situation all through is to put the world-view of this nice French anthropologist within the context of twentieth-century intellectuals’ fight to come back to grips with cultural relativism and the ‘problem’ of the primitive.
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