Structural Anthropology Author:Claude Levi-Strauss Structural anthropology, in contrast to cultural anthropology, is developing a science of society and culture tht owes much to the modern science of linguistics and that examines not the contents of the items of social behavior, but the relationship among them. Claude Levi-Strauss is perhaps the most distinguished structural anthropologist, and... more » in this book, which he himself considers his most representative, he comprehensively demonstrates the application of this method to a wide range of anthropological concerns--kinship, social organization, religion, mythology, art.« less
Structural Anthropology is a translation of Claude Levi-Strauss's well-known collection of essays, Anthropologie Structurale. The essays contained in this collection deal with a variety of topics covering the whole range of Levi-Strauss's interests.
I personally consider this book to be one of the greatest works in the field of Anthropology. It is an exhaustive treatment on a particular way of looking at how Anthropology is performed. Through various examples from different cultures the author attempts to show how this *structural* approach to Anthropology is viewed. This book changed how many social Anthropologists did their work. Written by one of the most pre-eminent Anthropologists of our time, Structural Anthropology has become canon reading and is a classic for all times.