last updated: 17 Nov 2009- 13:30
“Nec minus ergo ante haec quam tu cecidere, cadentque”
We are way beyond Levi-Strauss’ structuralism but who can deny the role he played and nostalgia of the discipline that he was the one that went beyond the disciplinary boundaries and actually shaped all social sciences. Prof. Levi-Strauss seems to be the last anthropologist that occupied the very center of global intellectual production for a long time. Now that anthropology misses its golden years, the passing of Levi-Strauss becomes even a sadder case…
French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss has passed away at the age of 100. Best known for introducing structuralism into the discipline, Lévi-Strauss contributed greatly to our understanding of non-Western cultures and was a passionate defender of the humanity of all peoples. He was a prolific author, publishing more than 20 books, including Tristes tropiques (1955), The Savage Mind (1962), Structural Anthropology (1958; trans. 1963), and Mythologiques I-IV (1961-1971). Although this is a sad day for anthropology, his legacy will live on through the lives and disciplines he has helped shape.
According to Getty Images: French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss (n1908) in Amazonia in Brazil c. 1936…
French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss dies
The Associated Press
PARIS — Claude Levi-Strauss, widely considered the father of modern anthropology for work that included theories about commonalities between tribal and …
Anthropologist Levi-Strauss diesBBC News
French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss dies aged 100Telegraph.co.uk
Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss dies at age 100Monsters and Critics.com
The Associated Press
PARIS — The Academie Francaise says that Claude Levi-Strauss, an influential French intellectual who was widely considered the father of modern anthropology …
French anthropologist Levi-Strauss dead at 100AFP
Claude Levi-Strauss, Scientist Who Saw Human Doom, Dies at 100Bloomberg
French anthropologist Levi-Strauss dead at 100Himalayan Times
Washington Post (blog)
The sad news has just arrived that Claude Lévi-Strauss, who celebrated his 100th birthday less than a year ago, has passed away.
Claude Levi-Strauss, father of modern anthropology, dies
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
(JTA) — Claude Levi-Strauss, considered by many to be the father of modern anthropology, died in Paris at the age of 100. Levi-Strauss died at his home
The Associated Press
___ Claude Levi-Strauss PARIS (AP) — Claude Levi-Strauss, an influential French intellectual who was widely considered the father of modern anthropologyClaude Levi-Strauss dies at 100; French philosopher’s ideas transformed …
Los Angeles Times
He was known as the father of modern anthropology because of his then-revolutionary conclusion that so-called primitive societies did not differ greatlyAnthropolgist Lévi-Strauss Dies at 100
Wall Street Journal
Within anthropology, Mr. Lévi-Strauss made groundbreaking contributions to the study of kinship and myth. His monumental, four-volume series Mythologiques
Almost one year ago we celebrated the remarkable 100th birthday of Claude Lévi-Strauss. Today we learn that his body has died. In the meantime, we continue to work with what he has left us, as can be seen in the latest posts on this blog concerning his vision of a future anthropology, as seen back from the 1960s. One of the statements he produced at the time continues to be one of the leading mottos behind this project. I look forward to continue grappling with his work. No goodbyes, Claude Lévi-Strauss, rather à la prochaine fois.
The Internet is now full of the news that Lévi-Strauss has passed away, including an obituary at the New York Times and a collection of links at the AAA blog. Our blog—whose name is inspired by Lévi-Strauss—has discussed him in the past including some thoughts about his legacy on his 100th birthday. Many people have already shared their memories of him but what are we who never met him supposed to remember of his legacy? Perhaps it is time to be overly schematic and pare down the paeans to something more manageable for those who may be reading the news but find much of the veneration impenetrable. What, specifically, has Lévi-Strauss taught us? These are, to me, the things to take away from Lévi-Strauss’s writings:
Claude Levi-Strauss, 100, the French philosopher widely considered the father of modern anthropology because of his then-revolutionary conclusion that
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The great anthropologist sought to avoid precisely the kind of exoticizing clichés in which James Fennimore Cooper and other popular travel-adventure
He was best-known for popularising a social science theory known as ”structuralism”, a philosophical method of approaching anthropology that identified .
Claude Levi-Strauss, the social anthropologist, was one of the dominating postwar influences in French intellectual life and the leading exponent of …
(CNN) — Anyone who has taken an anthropology course has probably heard of Claude Levi-Strauss, who died recently at age 100
Richard Price has kindly provided us with a brief account of the impact that Levi-Strauss had upon his life and growth as an anthropologist. Price is currently the Duane A. and Virginia S. Dittman Professor of Anthropology, American Studies, and History at the College of William & Mary:
Within anthropology itself, there was the high-calorie, low-protein diet of deconstruction, now in hindsight as inexplicable as hoola-hoop contests.
Lévi-Strauss, New Yorker
His influence has been felt all over the world in the study of culture and anthropology. So many obituaries have been published by now that we don’t need
Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Two-Part Harmonies
New York Times
Millions of words have been written trying to explain or apply the theories of the French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss since the
[a very substantive piece:]
I told my students at the beginning of this semester that they should email Claude Levi-Strauss. My suggestion was that they tell him that his theories on mythology were still among the most relevant we could use as we were studying American mainstream movies as a form of mythology.
Psychoanalytic metaphors and mythical medical realities in Claude Lévi-Strauss’s contribution to medical anthropology
There are few subject areas in anthropology untouched by the seminal thought of the late Professor Claude Lévi-Strauss. Though he published only two or three essays concerned expressly with medical subject matter, his theorization in those places of the role of myth and shamanistic authority in symbolic/magical healing opened up questions with lasting significance. I would like to briefly review his ideas with the aim of proposing an alternative reading of them, particularly as they may be applied to contemporary debates in psychiatric anthropology.
Anthropologist Levi-Strauss dies
One of the most influential French intellectuals of the 20th Century, he founded the structuralist school of anthropology in the 1950s
Describing his first brush with Anglo-American anthropology after a cloistered education at the Sorbonne, Lévi-Strauss wrote that: “My mind escaped from the
The Moderate Voice
Claude Lévi-Strauss, who died on October 30th (aged 100), made the study of anthropology as fashionable as philosophy and poetry.
Claude Lévi-Strauss, the influential French anthropologist who died recently at 100, bemoaned passing of the traditional world. “We live in a world where I
Times of India
More than a week after his death in Paris at the age of 100, Claude Levi-Strauss, the internationally-acclaimed anthropologist, continues to receive wide
CU Columbia Spectator
As a graduate student of anthropology at Columbia in the 1970s, Scott Atran was responsible for organizing a meeting of the minds at the
Lévi-Strauss, the total anthropologist
Likewise, “Claude Lévi-Strauss has invented the profession of the anthropologist as a total occupation, one involving a spiritual commitment like that of
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