Claude Lévi-Strauss: Mythical Thought and Social Life | Graduate Council Lectures | UC Berkeley

MYTHICAL THOUGHT AND SOCIAL LIFE

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale du Collège de France et de l’ École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

September 26, 1984

Claude Lévi-Strauss: is a French anthropologist who demonstrated how myths encode categories of native thought. The lecture centers itself around mythical thought and social life

ABOUT CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French social anthropologist who became a leading scholar in the structural approach to social anthropology. He is famous for theorizing that if social scientists can understand man’s mental structures they can then build a study of man which is as scientific as the laws of gravity.

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