Lévi-Strauss "The Structural Study Of Myth"


Lévi-Strauss, Claude. 1958. "The Structural Study of Myth" ((313-317)

Summary and Take-Aways

Observation: myths can, basically, be anything, and yet myths in various cultures are very similar.
With the content of myths as data, the challenge is to identify the underlying universal structures governing them.
The fundamental logic is one of opposites and the resolution of difference.


References and Further Reading

Wikipedia, Claude Lévi-Strauss
Lévi-Strauss, Claude. 1949. The Elementary Structures of Kinship
Lévi-Strauss, Claude. 1955. Tristes Tropiques
Lévi-Strauss, Claude. 1958. Anthropologie structurale (1963, Structural Anthropology)
Lévi-Strauss, Claude. 1962. Le Totemisme aujourdhui (1962, Totemism)
Lévi-Strauss, Claude. 1962. La Pensée sauvage (1962, The Savage Mind)
Fry, Paul. 2009. "Semiotics and Structuralism" lecture in Lit 300 at Yale University.

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