Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss has died
Published on November 4th, 2009 | by Admin1
Levi-Strauss’s books include Tristes Tropiques – a 1955 biographical book regarded as a classic – as well as The Savage Mind and The Raw and the Cooked.
In a tribute, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Levi-Strauss “one of the greatest ethnologists of all time”.
Levi-Strauss applied the structural approach pioneered by linguistics to anthropology, arguing that family relations and belief systems are best analysed as complex sets of interrelated parts.