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Structural Anthropology, Volume 2
by Claude Lévi-Strauss
translated by Monique Layton
University of Chicago Press, 1983
Paper: 978-0-226-47491-5

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The eighteen essays collected in this volume have been selected and ordered to give what Lévi-Strauss terms "a bird's-eye view of the problems of modern ethnology." As representative examples, these essays introduce readers to the methods of structural anthropology while affording a glimpse into the mind of one of the foremost anthropologists of our time.

"Structural Anthropology, Volume II is a diverse collection. [It is] a useful 'sampler' that gives a reader the full range of Lévi-Strauss's interests."—Daniel Bell, New York Times Book Review

TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Author's Preface
    Translator's Preface
    List of Figures
    Part One - Perspective Views
    I. The Scope of Anthropology
    II. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Founder of the Sciences of Man
    III. What Ethnology Owes to Durkheim
    IV. The Work of the Bureau of American Ethnology and Its Lessons
    V. Comparative Religions of Nonliterate Peoples
    Part Two - Social Organization
    VI. The Meaning and Use of the Notion of Model
    VII. Reflections on the Atom of Kinship
    Part Three - Mythology and Ritual
    VIII. Structure and Form: Reflections on a Work by Vladimir Propp
    IX. The Story of Asdiwal
    X. Four Winnebago Myths
    XI. The Sex of the Sun and Moon
    XII. Mushrooms in Culture: Apropos of a Book by R. G. Wasson
    XIII. Relations of Symmetry Between Rituals and Myths of Neighboring Peoples
    XIV. How Myths Die
    Part Four - Humanism and the Humanities
    XV. Answers to Some Investigations
    XVI. Scientific Criteria in the Social and Human Disciplines
    XVII. Cultural Discontinuity and Economic and Social Development
    XVIII. Race and History
    Bibliography
    Index
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