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  • (noun): French cultural anthropologist who promoted structural analysis of social systems (born in 1908).
    Synonyms: Levi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss (; 28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called, along with James George Frazer and Franz Boas, the "father of modern anthropology".

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Sociology Of Culture - Anthropology - Claude Lévi-Strauss
... Lévi-Strauss, based, at the same time, on the sociological and anthropological positivism of Durkheim, Mauss, Malinowski and Radcliffe-Brown, on the economic and sociological marxism, on ...
Anthropology - Anthropological Traditions - France - Claude Lévi-Strauss
... Above all, Claude Lévi-Strauss helped institutionalize anthropology in France ... influence that his theory of structuralism exerted across multiple disciplines, Lévi-Strauss established ties with American and British anthropologists ... social theorist since Foucault and Lévi-Strauss is Pierre Bourdieu, who trained formally in philosophy and sociology and eventually held the Chair of Sociology at the Collège de France ...

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    The only phenomenon with which writing has always been concomitant is the creation of cities and empires, that is the integration of large numbers of individuals into a political system, and their grading into castes or classes.... It seems to have favored the exploitation of human beings rather than their enlightenment.
    Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908)

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