Re: Is Levi-Strauss essential? was It still works? Avoid it anyway.

Steve Patterson (
15 Jan 1997 16:56:57 GMT

In article <>, (rmd) says:
>In article <5bgi96$>, (Dan Goodman) wrote:
>> In article <5betmn$>,
>> Chad Ryan Thomas <> wrote:
>> >
>> >Seriously, though, if you don't buy Levi-Strauss, you can't buy the majority
>> >of modern thought on the structure and function of human culture.
>> >
>> Question for sci.anthropology -- is this an accurate assessment of
>> Levi-Strauss's place in anthropology (and related disciplines)?
>Can't speak for anthropology, but can for a related discipline:
>comparative religion. In these parts L-S is rather out-of-date,

Gee, I had no idea that blue jeans were so important...

(Well, come to think of it, how many researchers of *all* fields find a
pair of Levis an essential tool? Archeology as we know it would grind
to a halt. Particle physics, too...)

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