Re: Continuity v. binary categories

Pauline Shafer (pali@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Thu, 2 Nov 1995 07:52:23 -0800

Ummm, I'm just wondering if we're incorporating Weber's philosophy in which
the trope "iron cage" was embedded, in the Levi-Stauss application of the
term, or is just the concept being borrowed? I
am not very well read on Levi-Strauss (tristes Tropique and some of the
stuffin The Structural Study of Myht and Totemism) so did he use the
phrase to signify something in particular?

Thanks, just trying to clarify the what the discussion is about, :)