Myth and Meaning (Routledge Great Minds) (Paperback)

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Myth and Meaning (Routledge Great Minds) (Paperback)


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The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history, distilling a lifetime of writing into a few sharp insights. It is a crystalline overview of many of the basic ideas underlying his work, including the theory of structuralism and the difference between 'primitive' and 'scientific' thought and shows why Levi-Strauss remains a hugely important intellectual figure.

With a new foreword by Patrick Wilcken.

Product Details ISBN: 9780415854696
ISBN-10: 0415854695
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2013
Pages: 72
Language: English
Series: Routledge Great Minds