Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9780226474847 Published September 1968 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth

The Savage Mind

Claude Lévi-Strauss

The Savage Mind
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Claude Lévi-Strauss

310 pages | © 1966
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9780226474847 Published September 1968 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth
"Every word, like a sacred object, has its place. No précis is possible. This extraordinary book must be read."—Edmund Carpenter, New York Times Book Review

"No outline is possible; I can only say that reading this book is a most exciting intellectual exercise in which dialectic, wit, and imagination combine to stimulate and provoke at every page."—Edmund Leach, Man

"Lévi-Strauss's books are tough: very scholarly, very dense, very rapid in argument. But once you have mastered him, human history can never be the same, nor indeed can one's view of contemporary society. And his latest book, The Savage Mind, is his most comprehensive and certainly his most profound. Everyone interested in the history of ideas must read it; everyone interested in human institutions should read it."—J. H. Plumb, Saturday Review

"A constantly stimulating, informative and suggestive intellectual challenge."—Geoffrey Gorer, The Observer, London
Contents
Preface
1. The Science of the Concrete
2. The Logic of Totemic Classifications
3. Systems of Transformations
4. Totem and Caste
5. Categories, Elements, Species, Numbers
6. Universalization and Particularization
7. The Individual as a Species
8. Time Regained
9. History and Dialectic
Bibliography
Index
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