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The Resource Lévi-Strauss : a biography, Emmanuelle Loyer ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff

Lévi-Strauss : a biography, Emmanuelle Loyer ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff

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Lévi-Strauss : a biography
Title
Lévi-Strauss
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuelle Loyer ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Academic, writer, figure of melancholy, aesthete - Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–2009) not only transformed his academic discipline, he also profoundly changed the way that we view ourselves and the world around us. In this award-winning biography, historian Emmanuelle Loyer recounts Lévi-Strauss’s childhood in an assimilated Jewish household, his promising student years as well as his first forays into political and intellectual movements. As a young professor, Lévi-Strauss left Paris in 1935 for São Paulo to teach sociology. His rugged expeditions into the Brazilian hinterland, where he discovered the Amerindian Other, made him into an anthropologist. The racial laws of the Vichy regime would force him to leave France yet again, this time for the USA in 1941, where he became Professor Claude L. Strauss - to avoid confusion with the jeans manufacturer. Lévi-Strauss’s return to France, after the war, ushered in the period during which he produced his greatest works: several decades of intense labour in which he reinvented anthropology, establishing it as a discipline that offered a new view on the world. In 1955, Tristes Tropiques offered indisputable proof of this the world over. During those years, Lévi-Strauss became something of a French national monument, as well as a celebrity intellectual of global renown. But he always claimed his perspective was a ‘view from afar’, enabling him to deliver incisive and subversive diagnoses of our waning modernity. Loyer’s outstanding biography tells the story of a true intellectual adventurer whose unforgettable voice invites us to rethink questions of the human and the meaning of progress. She portrays Lévi-Strauss less as a modern than as our own great and disquieted contemporary. --
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Biography type
individual biography
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Loyer, Emmanuelle
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vinsonneau, Ninon
  • Magidoff, Jonathan
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  • Lévi-Strauss, Claude
  • Anthropologists
Label
Lévi-Strauss : a biography, Emmanuelle Loyer ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff
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Publication
Note
Originally published in the French language under title, Lévi-Strauss by Flammarion, [2015]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-702) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035770355
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xi, 744 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509511983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1035770355
Label
Lévi-Strauss : a biography, Emmanuelle Loyer ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff
Publication
Note
Originally published in the French language under title, Lévi-Strauss by Flammarion, [2015]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-702) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035770355
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xi, 744 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509511983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1035770355

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