Levi-Strauss : Structuralism and Sociological Theory

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What is the significance of Structuralism for social science? How original is Levi-Strauss' contribution to social theory? Is he Marxist? Though Structuralism, and its leading representative Levi-Strauss, are central to sociology, anthropology and psychology, the complexity of his work and the obscurity of his commentators have often proved a barrier to understanding. Now for the first time, Dr Badcock provides a jargon-free assessment of Levi-Strauss' place in the tradition of French sociological thought - particularly to predecessors such as Comte, Durkheim and Mauss - discusses his relationship to Marx, Sartre, Freud and Talcott Parsons and provides a concise, non-technical account of his complex ideas on kinship, totenism and myth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 7.11mm | 240g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138979759
  • 9781138979758

Table of contents

1. Origins in Comte, Durkheim and Mauss 2. Culture as a Language 3. Levi-Strauss and Marx 4. The Debate with Sartre 5. Levi-Strauss and Freudshow more