Abstract

Abstract:

Tristes Tropiques, written by Claude Lévi-Strauss in only five months at the end of 1954 and the beginning of 1955, was a landmark in the development of the human sciences. It develops in the unique form of a combination of autobiography, ethnographic travelogue, and theoretical treatise a vision of the moral role of anthropology within modern societies; moreover and even more importantly, it gives an ethical justification for why to apply structuralism as method for such an anthropology by arguing that this method best serves to overcome the arrogant self-centeredness and hubris of western modernity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-768X
Print ISSN
0037-783X
Pages
pp. 613-626
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-02
Open Access
No
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