Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss (French: [klod levi stʁos]; 28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called, along with James George Frazer and Franz Boas, the "father of modern anthropology". The work of Lévi-Strauss was also key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology. He was honored by universities throughout the world and held the chair of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France (1959–1982), and was elected a member of the Académie française in 1973.He argued that the "savage" mind had the same structures as the "civilized" mind and that human characteristics are the same everywhere.
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