French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss has passed away at the age of 100. Best known for introducing structuralism into the discipline, Lévi-Strauss contributed greatly to our understanding of non-Western cultures and was a passionate defender of the humanity of all peoples. He was a prolific author, publishing more than 20 books, including Tristes tropiques (1955), The Savage Mind (1962), Structural Anthropology (1958; trans. 1963), and Mythologiques I-IV (1961-1971). Although this is a sad day for anthropology, his legacy will live on through the lives and disciplines he has helped shape.
- “L’ethnologue Claude Levi-Strauss est mort” ~ Le Monde
- “Anthropologist Levi-Strauss Dies” ~ BBC
- “French Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss Dies at 100” ~ NY Times
- “On the Anthropology of Levi-Strauss” ~ Marshall Sahlins
- “The James Smithson Medal and Levi-Strauss: A Gift Exchange” ~ Edgardo Krebs
- “Sidney Mintz & Levi-Strauss” ~ Sidney Mintz
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