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

Rick Cook (
16 Jan 1997 18:24:47 GMT

Dr Jacques Steyn wrote:
>On Levi-Strauss:
>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.