Introducing Levi-Strauss

A Graphic Guide

Boris Wiseman, Judy Groves
AUD $12.99
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An Introducing Graphic Guide to the father of modern anthropology.

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 Levis-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.

Author bio:

Dr Wiseman studied in London at King's College and the London School of Economics and in Paris at the Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Ecole Normale Superieure. He had been a lecturer in the French Department at Durham University since 1997 and is currently at the University of Copenhagen.Judy Groves is a painter, graphic designer and illustrator. She has illustrated numerous Introducing titles.

Category: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781848316935
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: August 2014
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback - A format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Philosophy

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