MYTH AND MEANING: CRACKING THE CODE OF CULTURE

MYTH AND MEANING: CRACKING THE CODE OF CULTURE

By: Levi-Strauss, Claude

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Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and pr imitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the natur e and role of myth in human history. In these five lectures originally prep ared for Canadian radio, Claude Lévi-Strauss offers, in brief summations, t he insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover t heir significance for human understanding. The lectures begin with a discussion of the historical split between mythology and science and the evidence that mythic levels of understanding are being reintegrated in our approach to knowledge. In an extension of this theme, Professor Lévi-Strauss analyzes what we have called "primitive thinking" and discusses some universal features of human mythology. The final two lectures outline the functional relationship between mythology and history and the structural relationship between mythology and music.

Title: MYTH AND MEANING: CRACKING THE CODE OF CULTURE

Author Name: Levi-Strauss, Claude

Categories: Anthropology,

Publisher: Schocken: 1995

ISBN Number: 0805210385

ISBN Number 13: 9780805210385

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044863