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Claude Lévi-Strauss

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1908– )

French anthropologist and structuralist. Educated in law, Lévi-Strauss received a doctorate in philosophy at the Sorbonne. He was appointed to a French university mission...

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Lévi-Strauss, Claude

Carole Zugazaga.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work. 828 words.

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called one of the fathers of modern anthropology.

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Lévi-Strauss, Claude

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 161 words.

The French anthropologist and mythologist Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908) is a leader of the approach to human culture—including

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Boris Groys.

in Under Suspicion

May 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics. 3329 words.

This chapter examines Claude Lévi-Strauss's critique of mana, a concept introduced by Marcel Mauss in The Gift. Mauss defined mana as “magical, religious, and spiritual power,” a power the...

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Claude Lévi-Strauss

Michael Harkin.

in Anthropology

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5151 words.

Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908–d. 2009) was the preeminent French anthropologist of the 20th century and one of the most influential thinkers on the subjects of myth, culture, religion, and...

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1908– )

French anthropologist and structuralist. Educated in law, Lévi-Strauss received a doctorate in philosophy at the Sorbonne. He was appointed to a French university mission...

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Lévi-Strauss, Claude

Jeremy MacClancy.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 868 words.

(b Brussels, Nov 28, 1908; d Paris, Oct 31, 2009)

French social anthropologist. The son of an artist and graduate in philosophy at the University of Paris, he was associated...

Lévi‐strauss, Claude

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 6 words.

Lévi-Strauss, Claude

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 417 words.

Born 28 Nov. 1908; s of Raymond Lévi-Strauss and Emma Lévy; m 1st, 1932, Dina Dreyfus; 2nd, 1946, Rose-Marie Ullmo; one s; 3rd, 1954, Monique Roman; one s; died 1 Nov. 2009...

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Lévi-Strauss, Claude (1908–2009)

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 951 words.

(1908–2009)

French anthropologist and key proponent of *structuralism. He was born in Brussels, but his family

Lévi-Strauss, Claude (1908–2009)

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 975 words.

and key proponent of *structuralism. He was born in Brussels, but his family moved to France when he was 6. He went to the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, but elected not to take the entrance...

Lévi-Strauss, Claude (1908–2009)

Luis A. Vivanco.

in A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Anthropology. 213 words.

French anthropologist who was a leading proponent of the theory and practice of *structuralism. During the late 1930s

Lévi-Strauss, Claude (1908–2009)

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 124 words.

influenced by *Durkheim and *Mauss, he carried out fieldwork in Brazil from 1935 to 1939. He

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–2009)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 81 words.

Language is a form of human reason, and has its reasons which are unknown to man.

The Savage Mind (1962)

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–2009)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 83 words.

Language is a form of human reason, and has its reasons which are unknown to man.

The Savage Mind (1962)

Lévi‐Strauss, Claude (1908–2009)

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 100 words.

French anthropologist. His principal early works were the analysis of kinship systems in Les Structures élémentaires de la parenté (...

Lévi-Strauss, Claude (1908)

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 118 words.

(b. 1908).

French anthropologist associated particularly with structuralism. Seeing himself as ‘neolithic’, Lévi-Strauss drew upon traditional societies, including their

Lévi‐strauss, Claude (b. 1908)

Christina Howells.

in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 741 words.

(b. 1908).

Structural anthropologist. Like the linguist Saussure, to whom he owes much, his theories have

Lévi‐Strauss, Claude (1908–2009)

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 245 words.

born in Brussels and educated in Paris, taking degrees in law and philosophy. From 1934 to 1939 he taught at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, becoming interested in anthropology and...

Lévi-Strauss, Claude (1908–2009)

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 188 words.

Educated in law, Lévi-Strauss received a doctorate in philosophy at the Sorbonne. He was appointed to a French university mission

Lévi-Strauss, Claude (1908–2009)

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 188 words.

Educated in law, Lévi-Strauss received a doctorate in philosophy at the Sorbonne. He was appointed to a French university mission