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Totemism [Paperback]

Claude Levi-Strauss

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1 Jan 1964
"Levi-Strauss continues his assault on the myth of the primitice as savage by turning to the phenomena of totemism an totoemix classification ... to show, contrary to this myth, that primitive thought rests upon a rich and complex conceptual structure." –  Commentary
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd.; New edition edition (1 Jan 1964)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850363829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850363821
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.8 x 1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars An awakener from Anthropology 2 Feb 2002
By Michel Heller - Published on Amazon.com
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A classic of 20th Century intellectual creativity, that has been recognized as such, but that has not yet received the full attention it deserves. It has momentarelly be dispensed of as "old fashioned", when social sciences based on neuro-sciences has clearly not yet integrated the vast webb of implications the formulations of this volume generate.
An absolute must, even - or because - many formulations are arguable. It is not a book that proposes conclusions, but awakens our intelligence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fundamental thematic development totems ... 28 July 2010
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I loved this book, even did a painting on it. I can't imagine not having read it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a classic, boring book 23 Jan 2009
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Don't read this book for pleasure. Only read it if you have to. It's useful if you have a good reason to read it.
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