From symbolism to structuralism, Lévi-Strauss in a literary tradition

by James A. Boon

Publisher: Harper & Row in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 250 Downloads: 924
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Subjects:

  • Lévi-Strauss, Claude,
  • Symbolism in literature

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [232]-245.

Statement[by] James A. Boon.
SeriesExplorations in interpretative sociology
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN21.L4 B66
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 250 p.
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5295826M
ISBN 100061360864
LC Control Number72075621

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From symbolism to structuralism: Lévi-Strauss in a literary tradition, (Explorations in interpretative sociology)Cited by: Structuralism and Since: From Lévi Strauss to Derrida John Sturrock is a literary journalist, sometime deputy editor of the "Times Literary Supplement," and consulting editor on the "London Review of Books," He has written widely on French literature, and is an accomplished translator.

Philosophy / History & Surveys / General. Now for the first time, Dr Badcock provides a jargon-free assessment of Lévi-Strauss' place in the tradition of French sociological thought – particularly to predecessors such as Comte, Durkheim and Mauss – discusses his relationship to Marx, Sartre, Freud and Talcott Parsons and provides a concise, non-technical account of his complex.

Claude Lévi-Strauss (/ k l ɔː d ˈ l eɪ v i ˈ s t r aʊ s /; French: [klod levi stʁos]; 28 November – 30 October ) was a Belgian-born 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 and and was elected a Born: 28 NovemberBrussels, Belgium.

(see also structuralism) He had the concept of universal characteristics of myths. • Believed that one role of religious rites and beliefs is to affirm, and thus maintain, the solidarity of a religion's adherent. • structuralism aims not at explaining relations, themes, and connections among aspects of culture, but at discovering them.

These activities are similar because they are trying to distribute what they believe by either selling a copy to them or orally telling them. The difference is that the one selling the Bible there will always be a physical copy of what they are trying to distribute and people can always come back to it and overtime the stories will still be stable as in they won't change.

structuralism Levi-Strauss’s structuralism aims not at explaining relations, themes, and connections among aspects of culture but at discovering them Structuralism rests on his belief that human minds have certain universal characteristics, which originate in common features of the Homo sapiens brain: lead people everywhere to think.

Lévi-Strauss on Structural Analysis of Myth. Lévi-Strauss Against Psychoanalysis. First, Lévi-Strauss has to explain why the psychoanalytic explanations of myths are deficient.

Briefly, Jung, Fraser, Durkheim and others all disagreed about the psychological function of myths, and they all arrived at strikingly different interpretations of myths' significance. First published Printed in the United Kingdom at the University Press, Cambridge A catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data The Cambridge companion to Le´vi-Strauss / edited by Boris Wiseman.