Levi-Strauss : Structuralism and Sociological Theory Hardback
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory series
What is the significance of Structuralism for social science?
How original is Levi-Strauss' contribution to social theory?
Is he Marxist? Though Structuralism, and its leading representative Levi-Strauss, are central to sociology, anthropology and psychology, the complexity of his work and the obscurity of his commentators have often proved a barrier to understanding.
Now for the first time, Dr Badcock provides a jargon-free assessment of Levi-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 ideas on kinship, totenism and myth.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 124 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/08/2014
- Category: Social theory
- ISBN: 9781138784253
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