Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World by Claude Lévi-Strauss

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This first English translation of lectures Claude Lévi-Strauss delivered in Tokyo in 1986 synthesizes his ideas about structural anthropology, critiques his earlier writings on civilization, and assesses the dilemmas of cultural and moral relativism, including economic inequality, religious fundamentalism, and genetic and reproductive engineering.
 

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Claude Lévi-Strauss was chair of the Department of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France, 1959–1982.
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 142 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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At the invitation of Tokyo's Ishizaka Foundation in 1986, the acclaimed Levi-Strauss, chair of Social Anthropology at the College de France (1959-1982), reflected on the past, present, and future of h

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