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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... Above all, Claude Lévi-Strauss helped institutionalize anthropology in France ... theory of structuralism exerted across multiple disciplines, Lévi-Strauss established ties with American and British anthropologists ... in universities The most important French social theorist since Foucault and Lévi-Strauss is Pierre Bourdieu, who trained formally in philosophy and sociology and eventually held ...
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“No contact with savage Indian tribes has ever daunted me more than the morning I spent with an old lady swathed in woolies who compared herself to a rotten herring encased in a block of ice.”
—Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908)
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