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Anthropology confronts the problems of the modern world

  • Anthropology confronts the problems of the modern world
  • Attribution

    Claude Levi-Strauss ; foreword by Maurice Olender ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
  • Format

  • Published

    Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013
  • Physical Description

    x, 129 p. ; 19 cm
  • Availability

  • Description

    Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World is the first English translation of a series of lectures Claude Lévi-Strauss delivered in Tokyo in 1986. Written with an eye toward the future as his own distinguished career was drawing to a close, this volume presents a synthesis of the author’s major ideas about structural anthropology, a field he helped establish. Critiquing insights of his earlier writings on the relationship between race, history, and civilization, Lévi-Strauss revisits the social issues that never ceased to fascinate him.
  • Table of Contents

    • The end of the West’s cultural supremacy
    • Three great contemporary problems : sexuality, economic development, and mythic thought
    • Recognizing cultural diversity : what we can learn from Japanese civilization
  • Notes

    • Translation of: L’anthropologie face aux problèmes du monde moderne. c2011
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  • Call Number

  • ISBN

    • 0674072901
    • 9780674072909
  • LC Number

    • 2012031550

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