Introducing Levi-Strauss : A Graphic Guide Paperback / softback
Part of the Introducing... series
Introducing Levi-Strauss is a guide to the work of the great French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss (1908-2009).
The book brilliantly traces the development and influence of Levi-Strauss' thought, from his early work on the function of the incest taboo to initiate an exchange of women between groups, to his identification of a timeless "wild" or "primitive" mode of thinking - a pensee sauvage - behind the processes of human culture.
Accessibly written by Boris Wiseman and beautifully illustrated by Judy Groves, Introducing Levi-Strauss also explores the major contribution that Levi-Strauss made to contemporary aesthetic history - his work on American-Indian mythology provides a key insight into the way in which art itself comes into being. This is an essential introduction to a key thinker.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/06/2014
- Category: Deconstructionism, Structuralism, Post-structuralism
- ISBN: 9781848316935