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Claude Lévi-Strauss

Lévi-Strauss, Claude (1908–90), Belgian-born French anthropologist, best known as the founder of structuralism, an analytical method whereby different cultural patterns are compared so as to examine the way they order the elements of their environment into systems. His writings include Structural Anthropology (1958), The Savage Mind (1962), and The View from Afar (1985).

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