- Levi-Strauss, Claude
- (b. 1898)Anthropologist. When Brussels-born Professor Levi-Strauss was elected a member of the French Academy in May 1973, The Times of London commented that he had ‘established the great complexity and beauty of primitive cultures, and questioned the assumed superiority of Western logic and rationalism…’ As a professor at São Paulo before World War I, he carried out field studies among the Indian tribes of Brazil that illuminated the rational basis of myths. Later, holding chairs at the Sorbonne and the College of France, he developed theories of structuralism that profoundly influenced anthropology and other social sciences. His main works translated into English included Structural Anthropology (1963), The Savage Mind (1966) and Elementary Structures of Kin-ship (1969).
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LEVI-STRAUSS, CLAUDE — (1908– ), French anthropologist. Born in Brussels, Belgium, and educated at the Sorbonne, he was chosen as a member of the French University mission to Brazil in 1934 where he became professor of sociology at the University of São Paulo from 1935 … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Lévi-Strauss, Claude — (1908 ) anthropologist The leading proponent of structuralism in social anthropology, Claude Lévi Strauss was born in Brussels, Belgium, and raised in France. He studied at the sorbonne and, in 1935, became professor of sociology (1935 39)… … France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present
Lévi-Strauss, Claude — born Nov. 28, 1908, Brussels, Belg. Belgian French social anthropologist and leading exponent of structuralism. Lévi Strauss originally studied philosophy at the University of Paris (1927–32) but went on to teach sociology at the University of… … Universalium
Lévi-Strauss, Claude — ► (n. 1908) Antropólogo francés. En 1941 emigró a E.U.A., donde experimentó la influencia de la escuela lingüística de Jakobson, cuyo método estructuralista decidió utilizar en etnología. Propugnó la elaboración de modelos formales como medio… … Enciclopedia Universal
Lévi-Strauss, Claude — (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 to Brazil, serving as professor at São Paulo from 1935 to 1938.… … Philosophy dictionary
Lévi-Strauss,Claude — Lé·vi Strauss (lāʹvē strousʹ), Claude. Born 1908. French social anthropologist and leading exponent of the theory of structuralism. His works include Structural Anthropology (1958) and Totemism (1962). * * * … Universalium
Levi-Strauss, Claude — (b. 1908) French anthropologist. Born in Brussels, he studied at the Sorbonne and became professor in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and later Director of Studies, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris and professor at the College de France. His works … Dictionary of Jewish Biography
Lévi-Strauss, Claude — See Structuralism (french) and after … History of philosophy
Lévi-Strauss, Claude — (1908–) French anthropologist … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude — (1908 ) French ANTHROPOLOGIST and originator of structuralism. Although immensely influential in anthropology, he did very little fieldwork and is more a philosopher and armchair anthropologist in the tradition of Sir James FRAZER than an… … Concise dictionary of Religion