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L'anthropologie face aux roblèmes du monde moderneThe choice of major Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums problems is arguable and so are Levi Strausse s solutions Some of his arguments look reasonable enough and some are typical of French social thinkers with big logical leaps and shaky very vague support A decent over all introduction to the thoughts of Claude L vi Strauss the king of Anthropology This little book is a speech he gave in Tokyo sometime in the late 1980s The reason Iurchased this book because I thought it would do with issues of Japan and the Japanese but alas the cover is mis leading To be fair he does discuss Japan but in a fleeting series of be fair he does discuss Japan but in a fleeting series of As I mentioned this is a uick take on his life time work and it serves as a decent introduction to his world And i have to say the design of the book is really cute Meh I really wanted to be impressed with this book Levi Strauss is an incredibly intelligent thinker and engaging writer and he is responsible for some of the most sardonic and compelling critiues of scientific racism and cultural chauvinism during his time Nevertheless the most significant take away from this series of lectures delivered by Levi Strauss at the Ishizaka Foundation in Tokyo towards the end of his life is that he himself remains firmly Forbidden Knowledge planted in the old school modernism that he so diligently tries to argue against that he simply cannot for the life of him ev. Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World is the first English translation of a series of lectures Claude Levi Strauss delivered in Tokyo in 1986 Written with an eye toward the future as his own distinguished career was drawing to a close this volumeresents a synthesis of the author s major ideas about structural anthropology a field he helped establish Critiuing insights of his earlier writings on the relationship between race history and civilization Levi Stra. Er truly let go of structuralism and that in his thinking and despite his writing apparently to the contrary the savage slot remains alive and well For every thinking and despite his writing apparently to the contrary the savage slot remains alive and well For every defense of cultural relativism or attack on evolutionism and race based cultural discrimination there are a dozen instances wherein Levi Strauss settles comfortably into this UsThem ModernOther The People We AreThe People We Study binary like someone curling up in an old comfy chair Though he occasionally has interesting things to say about the evils of colonialism or the hubris of Western ethnocentrism the text often than not disappoints For though Levi Strauss continues to display his enchant for asking rovocative and rescient uestions his attempts to address them here reveal him as a Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns person whose mind is forever trapped behind the ontological turn The result is a number of long thoughtful exercises in addressing relativisticroblems with fundamentally cartesian ideas Above all this book makes me wish the world had been Given Access To A access to a Strauss born and retired 20 years later than the one we got How wild a ride that might have been Yes This collection of three lectures that Levi Strauss delivered in Japan in 1986 touches on many of the foundational topics in structural anthropology For the reader unfamiliar with the subject it would serve Uss revisits the social issues that never ceased to fascinate himHe begins with the observation that the cultural supremacy enjoyed by the West for over two centuries is at an end Global wars and genocides in the twentieth century have fatally undermined Western faith in humanity s improvement through scientific rogress Anthropology however can be the vehicle of a new democratic humanism broadening traditional frameworks that have restricted cross cultural understandings of th. ,

S a gentle but interesting Introduction Those Who Are Familiar Those who are familiar structural anthropology will still find many areas of interest in Genocide of One particular the examples from Japanese history and society that Levi Strauss discusses Overall he makes a convincing argument for the necessity of anthropological thought in the modern world As the second resoure to support in extending the range of my narrow understanding about lacanI tried to read these lectures of Levis Strauss as a first step in the field of Anthropology but I couldn t hold my concentration on collecting the useful facts which heroposes while reading those lecturesI am not sure as to whether this book is appropriate to read as an introduction to the works of Levis strauss erhaps I d better revisit it after reading some other books of his Very relevant reflections on culture and varying economic models in the contemporary world great reflections on assuming cultural diversity and institutional relativity The anthropological view as alternative democratic humanism You can read my review on the German edition of this great book here in German Super enticing and oriental cover Greatest introduction to anthropology in
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history by legend himself 35 Not terribly original but very interesting Easy to read even if you are not exactly interested in anthropolog. E human condition and roviding a basis for inuiries into what other civilizations such as those of Asia can teachSurveying a world on the brink of the twenty first century Levi Strauss assesses some of the dilemmas of cultural and moral relativism a globalized society faces ethical dimensions of economic ineuality the rise of different forms of religious fundamentalism the Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal promise anderil of genetic and reproductive engineering A laboratory of thought opening onto the future.