Re: Is Levi-Strauss essential? was It still works? Avoid it anyway.
Rick Cook (rcook@BIX.com)
16 Jan 1997 18:24:47 GMT
Dr Jacques Steyn wrote:
>Levi-Strauss' paradigm of thought is "structuralism". Within that
>paradigm there are/were other thinkers. Apart from structuralism there
>are other paradigms, eg constructivism.
>So, you definitely do not have to buy Levi-Strauss' ideas about human
My impression is that Levi-Strauss was important for his pioneering work
rather than because the theories he put forth are still accepted in toto.
Kind of like Marx for most economists.