Claude Levi-Strauss: The Bearer of Ashes: Volume 2 by David Pace

By David Pace

Lévi-Strauss is without doubt one of the highbrow giants of the 20th century but he's a truly deepest and remoted determine, who has been reticent approximately himself. This booklet, first released in 1983,provides a desirable perception into his personality via a cautious analyzing 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 e-book, and his writings on paintings, nature and civilization and during a attention of his debt to Rousseau. Dr speed examines extensive Lévi-Strauss’s critique of cultural evolutionism and his assault at the proposal of worldwide historical past. He assesses the political implications of Lévi-Strauss’s personal interpretation of human development via an exam of his debates with Sartre and different Marxists within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties and his next stream to the proper. The author’s obstacle all through is to put the world-view of this nice French anthropologist within the context of twentieth-century intellectuals’ fight to return to grips with cultural relativism and the ‘problem’ of the primitive.

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